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Publication on Clinical Experience

Repair Of Abdominal Wall Defects With Bovine Pericardium. Limpert JN, Desai AR, Kumpf AL, Fallucco MA, Aridge DL.

VERITAS Collagen Matrix displayed high strength and minimal infection rate allowing its use in the reconstruction of complex abdominal wall defects where prosthetic mesh had failed or was contraindicated.

Am J Surg. 2009 Nov;198(5):e60-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.01.027. Epub 2009 Oct 6.

Symposium/Events

  • Mar 12-15, 2014: AHS, Las Vegas, NV

Important Risk Information

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Use of VERITAS Collagen Matrix is contraindicated in patients with a known sensitivity to bovine material.

ADVERSE REACTIONS:

As with any surgical procedure, adverse reactions are possible and include but are not limited to: infection, rejection, erosion, and allergic reaction.

WARNINGS:

  • Do not re-sterilize.
  • This product is for single use only; discard all open and unused portions. Do not use product if the outer or inner pouch is damaged or if the seals are not intact.
  • VERITAS Collagen Matrix is not designed, sold, or intended for use except as indicated; doing so may result in surgical complications.
  • Do not use if the product has been exposed (1) to solutions above room temperature, (2) to chemicals, antibiotics, or other substances other than specifically addressed in these instructions, (3) or if heat indicator has been activated as the characteristics of VERITAS Collagen Matrix may change or be compromised.

CAUTIONS:

  • Product must be moist at all times; place the product in a solution of room temperature saline for up to one hour if needed.
  • Avoid tension on the material.
  • When clinical circumstances require implantation in a site that is contaminated or infected, appropriate local and/or systemic measures should be taken to manage the contamination/infection.

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