Tissue Expansion – a growing success!

Eurosurgical exhibited at the 1st European Burn Association (EBA) Educational Course in Burn  Reconstruction meeting held at the ICC in Birmingham September 26-27th 2016.  This excellent educational meeting hosted by Mr Naiem Moieman as EBA President and Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the University Hospital, Birmingham, was a first for bringing together the variety of surgical technique and challenges faced by burns and reconstructive plastic surgeons across Europe, in treating these patients.  Prof Peter Dziewulski from St Andrew's Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, gave an outstanding talk on the use of tissue expanders as a method often underused to create and move new healthy skin and tissue as a means of reconstruction.  expansores04_1The wide variety of tissue expander styles, shapes and sizes is all to often either not known or understood by many surgeons today.  Which type and shape of tissue expander to use, where to place and how to predict the amount of new tissue required is a skill that surgeons from the 1970's, 80's and 90's knew and perhaps is not a skill that is used enough today.  Eurosurgical have ranges of both silicone tissue expanders, filled with saline through a remote port, or the self filling osmotic expanders, that draw fluid from surrounding tissues to graduately grow, without the need of a port or the process of painful filling.  Research more of these options in these pages osmed tissue expander