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AlloDerm is a skin graft used primarily in hernia surgeries, breast reconstruction procedures and burn treatment. It works by using skin tissue from cadavers to stimulate new cell growth, which helps speed up recovery after medical procedures.
Unfortunately, procedures using AlloDerm also carry serious risks which can lead to permanent injuries.
Complications and Side Effects associated with AlloDerm Products
Several complications may occur when using AlloDerm mesh products, including:
- Defective patches
- Adhesion failure
- Mesh erosion
- Mesh tearing
- Perforations leading to tissue weakness
- Slowed healing of surgical incisions
Side effects of AlloDerm include:
- Hernia recurrence
- Abscess development