Mohs surgery is considered the gold standard in treating certain types of skin cancer – now there's an option for treating challenging closures.
Mohs surgery is considered the gold standard in treating certain types of skin cancer – now there’s a gold standard for treating challenging closures.
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Mohs Surgery & Placental-Based Allografts:
A review on Patient Selection, Current Evidence, and Documentation
> WHY EPIFIX
> PEER-REVIEWED STUDY
- Protects the wound bed to aid in the development of granulation tissue
- Provides a biocompatible human extracellular matrix (ECM)
- Contains 300+ regulatory proteins1-3
- Easy to apply
- Shelf-stable* with a 5-year shelf life
Clinical Areas of Use
- Patients are not good candidates for skin grafts or flaps
- Incisional repair options are limited
- An advanced therapy is needed for moderate and high-risk Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) defects in cosmetically sensitive areas
NEW PEER REVIEWED RETROSPECTIVE STUDY IN FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY & AESTHETIC MEDICINE4
This study is the first to compare the outcomes of placental allografts with skin grafts and flaps in the management of complex MMS.
Below are the results of a case-control comparison between placental-based allografts and autologous flap/FTSG treatment.
Placental-based allografts were helpful in supporting closure for MMS defects of the face, head, neck, and dorsal hand in a subset of patients who are not good candidates for traditional methods of autologous tissue reconstruction.
Many factors may complicate healing in Mohs procedures and other dermal excisions and closures.
- Thin Skin
- Poor Vascularture/Tissue Quality
- Advanced Age
- Face/Visible Areas
- Shin or Lower Extremity
- Dorsal Hand
Options For EPIFIX Use
- Secondary intention wound closure
- An alternative for patients that are not candidates for skin grafts or flaps
- Location of wound in high tension area or highly visible
- Patients who decline surgery
Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Left Antihelix and Scaphoid Fossa5
Invasive Melanoma of the Right Cheek and Lower Eyelid5
Squamous Cell Cancer (SCC) on the Right Pre-Tibial Area6
Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Forehead and Frontal Scalp5
REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAMS COMMITTED TO THE SUCCESS OF YOUR TEAM
- 20+ Field Reimbursement Managers
- 20+ Insurance Verification (IVR) Specialists
- Flexible Options for IVR Submission
- Claims Review
- Appeals Support
- Obtain Health Plan Eligibility, Benefits, and Authorizations
- Available for On-Demand Education
Placental-Based Allografts and Mohs Surgery: A Valuable Tool for a Subset of Patients – Dr. Neil Swanson and Dr. Alok Vij
Mohs Surgery & Placental-Based Allografts – Dr. John Adams
Mohs Surgery Casebook
Mohs Patient Brochure
CARING FOR CHALLENGING CLOSURES WHEN PATIENTS NEED IT MOST.
- Koob TJ, Lim JJ, Massee M, Zabek N, Denozière G. Properties of dehydrated human amnion/chorion composite grafts: Implications for wound repair and soft tissue regeneration. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2014;102(6):1353-1362.
- Lei J, Priddy LB, Lim JJ, Massee M, Koob TJ. Identification of Extracellular Matrix Components and Biological Factors in Micronized Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2017;6(2):43-53.
- MIMEDX Internal Report. MM-RD-00086, Proteome Characterization of PURION Processed Dehydrated Human Amnion Chorion Membrane (dHACM) and PURION PLUS Processed Dehydrated Human Umbilical Cord (dHUC) Allografts.
- Toman J, Michael GM, Wisco OJ, Adams JR, Hubbs BS. Mohs Defect Repair with Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2022;24(1):48-53.
- Oliver J. Wisco, DO, FAAD, FACMS, Dermatology, Bend, OR.
- Janice Warner, MD, FAAD, FACMS, Dermatology, Austell, GA.