Between February 2008 and December 2010, the author performed 15 standardized component repairs in patients reinforced with bovine fetal collagen. Of 15 repairs, 14 (93%) were intact at an average follow-up of 18 months. This success rate is a significant improvement from the author's previous success rate with this procedure (67%) and may represent a specific contribution of bovine fetal collagen reinforcement.
From the Rankin Medical Center, Brandon, MS.
Received January 16, 2012, and accepted for publication, after revision, January 16, 2012.
This material was presented at the 54th Annual Meeting (poster session) SESPRS, Naples, FL, June 5–8, 2011; and at the Taiwan Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan, November 12, 2011.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: Dr. Lineaweaver is a contracted consultant to TEI Biosciences, manufacturer of the bovine fetal collagen implants used in these cases.
Reprints: William C. Lineaweaver, MD, JMS Burn and Reconstruction Center, 346 Crossgates Blvd., Suite 202, Brandon, MS 39042. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.