A simply remarkable tissue!
Amnion is the placental tissue that surrounds and protects the fetus during development in utero. The properties of amnion that benefit the fetus also make it an effective material for protecting a wide variety of wounds, while at the same time creating an environment conducive to the regeneration of healthy tissue. Repurposing chis versatile tissue to improve outcomes in wound management is supported by studies in published literature which describes its successful and safe clinical use.
Amnion consists primarily of fibrillar and membranous collagens, elastin, and a fill of growth factors and cytokines that provide the properties unique to placental tissues.
Source: Human amniotic membrane
Preservation Method: Desiccated (Air Dried)
Containers must be stored at room temperature
Description: Amnion is a versatile tissue with application in a variety of surgical procedures to provide an adhesion barrier protection. Literature has documented amnion can reduce inflammation, contains collagen, has a variety of growth factors, is biocompatible, and resorbs within the body. Amnion has also been used to reduce the post operative risks associated with scar tissues. SteriShield™ Protective Amnion Patch is an easy to handle, dry graft that rehydrates within the wound setting. Dual layer removes need for “sidedness” oritentation or placement in the application site.
Common Surgical Applications: A wide variety of procedures can benefit from the SteriShield II™ Dual Layer Protective Amnion Patch.