Hear from your peers! Join our Advanced Indications webinar series for clinical insights regarding complex wound reconstruction using NovoSorb® BTM.
Leading surgeons from around the world will share their case experience and recommendations on how to optimize patient outcomes with NovoSorb® BTM.
Role of synthetic dermal matrix for reconstruction of 55 patients with complex ‘un-graftable’ wound defects
Dr Elizabeth Concannon Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgeon (MB BAO BCHFRCS (Plast) Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
Dr Concannon will share her insights into how NovoSorb BTM has revolutionized the coverage of complex wounds. Through her review of 55 patients with wounds deemed 'un-graftable' (due to the presence of exposed bone, tendinous or neural structures), Dr Concannon demonstrates successful management with Novosorb BTM. Tips and techniques in Novosorb BTM application and management of complications are also discussed.
After Dr Concanon completed thorough training across all aspects of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery in Ireland, she pursued further fellowship training in the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit, followed by fellowship at Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.
Subsequently, she has been invited to return to work as a Plastic Surgery and Burns Consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the unit where Novosorb BTM was first designed and developed.
Dr Concanon has maintained a strong interest in research throughout her career, particularly within the subspecialty of burns, such as dermal replacement, tissue engineering and scar outcomes.
Experience with NovoSorb Biodegradable Temporising Matrix (BTM) in Reconstruction of Complex Wounds
Dr Sally Ng, Plastic Surgeon Austin Hospital, VIC, Australia
With diverse experience across a range of complex wound aetiologies, Dr Ng will share her experience with NovoSorb BTM for reconstruction of wounds including limb salvage, facial resurfacing, traumatic amputation, and chronic ulceration. Additionally, the comprehensive presentation provides background on the science behind NovoSorb BTM, and insights into optimising clinical application and managing complications.
Dr Ng received the prestigious Sir John Monash Award for Excellence Scholarship to undertake her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at Monash University. After completion she underwent training with all of Melbourne’s leading plastic surgery units.
Dr Ng was awarded her Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2016. Since then, she has pursued additional world-class international knowledge and experience. She has completed subspecialty reconstructive microsurgery training at the Ninth People’s Hospital in Shanghai and completed a Masters of Microsurgery at the Reconstructive Microsurgery European School (RMES).
Dr Ng holds an impressive portfolio of specialist plastic surgeon positions at multiple major Melbourne public hospital networks, with a subspecialty interest in oncological reconstructive microsurgery. She is an active member of the breast, head and neck, complex skin malignancy and melanoma services at her hospital networks. She is also a burns specialist at the Victorian Adult Burns Service (The Alfred Hospital) where she pursues her particular interest in complex scar reconstruction.
Evolution of BTM Utilization in Burns Care – The Game Changer
Dr Justine O’Hara, Plastic & Burn Surgeon
Concord Hospital, NSW, Australia
Dr O’Hara will share her insights into how NovoSorb BTM has revolutionized the coverage of difficult wound beds. With case examples, Dr O’Hara will detail the learning curve and evolution of burn practice with NovoSorb BTM, from patient selection through to surgical planning and decision making, as well as the impact on the wider multidisciplinary team.
After Dr O’Hara completed thorough training across all aspects of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery, she was appointed as a consultant at Royal North Shore Hospital and Concord Hospitals, the two Severe Burns Injury Services in New South Wales.
Dr O’Hara further completed Fellowships in the UK in Aesthetic Surgery and Craniofacial Surgery at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, in Microsurgery at Cambridge University Hospital, and in Burns Surgery at St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery. Subsequently she was invited to be a Craniofacial Consultant at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for 4 years.
After returning to Australia, Dr O’Hara was appointed as a Consultant at Concord Hospital in Plastic Surgery and Burns Surgery, which has a has a strong interest in utilizing bioengineered products. Dr O’Hara’s areas of research interest in burns include dermal replacement, scar therapy with dermal needling and clinical outcomes in burns.
A New Approach to Achieve Wound Closure in Vascular Disease Patients: A NovoSorb BTM Case Series
Frank Guerriero, Nurse Practitioner – Vascular Surgery
Flinders Medical Centre, SA, Australia
Vascular disease presents a notorious mix of barriers to wound healing that pose significant risk for minor or major limb amputation. NovoSorb BTM has provided a new option for treatment of a variety of wounds in vascular disease patients with surprising success.
Since December 2019, the Flinders Medical Centre Vascular Surgery Department has used NovoSorb BTM to treat a variety of lower limb wounds both chronic and acute in nature. This presentation shares their experience of NovoSorb BTM in 25 patients, outlining successful use of the scaffold technology in many of these patients, who were threatened with lower limb amputation.
Frank is the Nurse Practitioner for the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department at Flinders Medical Centre situated in Adelaide, South Australia. He serves as the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Nursing (ANZSVN). Frank’s professional interests include wound management, tissue viability, education, health service reform and clinical research.
BTM in Burns: Nursing Management
Hana Menezes, Nurse Practitioner – Burns Victorian Adult Burn Service at Alfred Health, VIC, Australia
Hana and the Victorian Adult Burn Service have vast experience with NovoSorb BTM over a several years as one of the early centres to be involved with clinical trials of NovoSorb BTM for major burns. In this presentation Hana will share her experience and practical insights in managing NovoSorb BTM in complex burns.
Hana’s interest in burn care was piqued during her years as an ICU nurse. Hana started in the Burns Liaison Nurse role in 2006, which taught her much about the burns specialty and solidified her passion for quality burns care. Hana is a regular contributor to Interplast Nursing Education programs. She is the Victorian representative on the board of the Australia New Zealand Burns Association and supports many of ANZBA’s burns education activities. In July 2018 Hana and the burns service successfully implemented the Burns Nurse Practitioner role, which has enabled the expansion of the burns service.
Dr Gatherwright: NovoSorb® BTM in Lower Extremity Reconstruction
Dr. James Gatherwright
Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeon
Dr. James Gatherwright will share insights into complex reconstruction techniques with NovoSorb® BTM for the treatment of large, lower extremity wounds. He will present a variety of cases including trauma, burn, necrotizing fasciitis, infection, and a hematoma, on a patient population that primarily includes a history of pre-existing co-morbidities.
Dr. Gatherwright will present 10 lower extremity cases utilizing NovoSorb® BTM and share his experience and lessons learned. He will outline his NovoSorb® BTM treatment methodology for complicated reconstructions over deep structures such as bone, tendon, nerves, and vessels to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Dr. Gatherwright will also compare applications of type III collagen and NovoSorb® BTM while drawing upon correlations from an indocyanine green (ICG) injection to assess perfusion of the wound bed, for evaluation of successful take of a STSG as a final closure method.
Dr. Gatherwright specializes in plastic and reconstructive microsurgery, including upper and lower extremity injuries. He completed his medical education at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, including an Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency. He also completed a microsurgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gatherwright is active in both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
Health economics of allograft vs. NovoSorb® BTM
Dr. Alisa Savetamal, Burns & Trauma Surgeon
Connecticut Burn Center, CT, USA
Dr. Alisa Savetamal MD, FACS recently completed a comparative review of allograft vs. NovoSorb® BTM in full-thickness injuries and will present her published health economic data comparing the true cost of allograft to NovoSorb BTM for temporizing full-thickness wounds.
Dr. Alisa Savetamal, MD FACS will review two patients with full thickness injuries to both legs. Each patient received serial allograft applications on one leg and NovoSorb BTM on the other. This presentation will review the economics of the entire patient experience including product cost, repeat OR cost, impact on the surgeon, and impact on the patient throughout the healing process. This presentation was originally scheduled during ABA 2020.
Dr. Alisa Savetamal is the medical director of the Connecticut Burn Center, located in Bridgeport, CT. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her general surgery residency at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut. She further completed a trauma fellowship in Las Vegas at the University Medical Center, and then a surgical critical care fellowship at University Hospital / UMDNJ in Newark, New Jersey. She is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the Yale School of Medicine and active in the burn community.
BTM Use in a Pediatric Population
Professor Roy Kimble, Pediatric Surgeon
Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane Australia
Pediatric surgeons manage additional complexities when treating acute injuries and complex wounds for small and growing patients. Professor Kimble will share his vast experience, observations and 10 Tips to improve outcomes using NovoSorb BTM.
Professor Kimble will share a broad range of case examples from the 50 patients treated with NovoSorb BTM to date. Of the acute injuries, many sustained burns to the upper and lower extremities – friction, thermal, hot coals and electrical burns – for patients as young as 12 months old.
He also shares the use of BTM for patients with vascular malformation, ulcers, extravasation, congenital naevi, as well as secondary scar revision.
Professor Kimble is Director of Pediatric Surgery, Burns and Trauma at The Queensland Children’s Hospital Brisbane, the largest children’s hospital in Australia. He is the founder and Head of the Centre of Children’s Burns & Trauma Research and the Director of Pediatric Trauma on the Queensland Statewide Network. He has published over 250 peer reviewed papers and book chapters, and has been a keynote speaker at overseas meetings on more than 200 occasions in 21 countries.
BTM in Surgical Wounds.
Cases from 5 years of experience
Dr Marcus Wagstaff, Plastic Surgeon
Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA, Australia
We are delighted that Dr Wagstaff will share insights, case experience and lessons learned over 5+ years using NovoSorb BTM; from the first necrotising fasciitis cases, to trauma, complex ulcers and cancer patients.
As an early investigator, Dr Wagstaff first used NovoSorb BTM for burn patients in 2012, working with Professor John Greenwood. Over time, they expanded their use of BTM across a range of applications and refined the protocols for use of NovoSorb BTM.
Dr Wagstaff completed his medical degree at University College London, where he also completed a PhD in Molecular Pathology. He has completed specialist fellowships in Breast Oncoplastic Surgery in the UK and Microsurgery in Adelaide. His focus includes breast reconstruction, reconstructive microsurgery and burns surgery.
Early Experience with NovoSorb® BTM in Reconstructive Surgical Cases
Dr Carsten Krohn, Pediatric Burn and Trauma Surgeon
Munich Pediatric Surgery Clinic in Schwabing, Germany
As the first user to adopt NovoSorb® BTM into his clinical practice, Dr Krohn has quickly gained experience and success with his pediatric reconstructive and revision cases.
Dr. Krohn shares some inspiring pediatric cases and how BTM has made an impact in their treatment outcomes. The cases include the restored mobility for an upper extremity large scar revision, a failed free flap corrected with BTM and well as successful management soft tissue infections.
Dr. Krohn is Deputy Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the Munich Pediatric Surgery Clinic in Schwabing and manages the Center for Severely Injured Children. Dr Krohn is a member of the German Society for Pediatric Surgery, German Society for Trauma Surgery and several other noteworthy pediatric burn societies.
Use of NovoSorb BTM for Complex Reconstruction of the Hand and Extremities
Dr. Shaun D. Mendenhall,Plastic Surgeon
University of Utah Medical Center, UT, USA
Discover how a level 1 trauma center successfully implemented NovoSorb BTM for their complex reconstructions.
Shaun D. Mendenhall, M.D. will present on his early experience with BTM in a variety of challenging indications. Throughout the presentation he will share insight into his complex wound techniques with BTM using case examples involving necrotizing fasciitis, synovial sarcoma resection, and skin necrosis.
Dr Mendenhall is a board certified plastic surgeon, focusing on hand and wrist surgery, nerve surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery. He completed his medical degree at the University of Utah, his residency in integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery at Southern Illinois University, and his fellowship in orthopaedic hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his fellowship Dr Mendenhall returned to University of Utah as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and an Associate Program Director for the residency program.
He is an active member of several professional medical associations including; American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He is highly published in numerous peer-reviewed journals on the topics of hand and upper extremity transplantation, breast reconstruction and dermal matrices. He is regularly invited to speak at both international and national conferences.
NovoSorb BTM Extreme: Three Years Experience at Lehigh Valley
Dr. Sigrid Blome-Eberwein, Plastic Surgeon
Lehigh Valley Health Network, PA, USA
Experience with BTM in necrotizing fasciitis and challenging reconstructions.
Sigrid Blome-Eberwein, M.D. will share her vast experience with NovoSorb BTM over the last three years. Her center was one of the first to use BTM in the United States. Dr Blome- Eberwein will present a snapshot of her case experience including an extremely challenging facial reconstruction. Following the webinar, she will answer questions and outline her decision-making process.
Dr Blome-Eberwein is a burn and reconstructive plastic surgeon at Leigh Valley Health Network, where she also serves as the Associate Medical Director for the Regional Burn Center. She is a certified German Medical Association-Specialist in Plastic Surgery.
She completed her residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at BG Unfallklinik Ludwigshafen in Germany. As well as a fellowship in Burns at University of Southern California Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA.
Her specialities include burn surgery, burn recovery and wound care. Her academic focus is in scar treatment after healing, and in finding new ways to cloak scars in to becoming more like normal skin.
NovoSorb BTM: A Better Dermal Template
Dr Kyle J. Chepla, Plastic Surgeon
MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
Complex reconstruction with a unique dermal template, NovoSorb BTM.
Dr Chepla will present on his wide range of experience with NovoSorb BTM to treat complex reconstructions. Using four case examples, Dr Chepla will provide insights into his decision- making process and rationale behind using BTM.
Dr Kyle Chepla is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at MetroHealth Medical Center and a staff physician at the Louis Stokes VA Medical center in Cleveland, Ohio. He also serves as a staff member of the Cleveland Combined Hand Fellowship. He attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health where he graduated magna cum laude in 2007. He then completed the integrated Plastic surgery residency at University Hospitals / Case Western Reserve University in 2013 and the Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2014. He is an active member of several professional medical societies including; American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) where he serves on several committees. He performs scientific review for several journals including; The Journal of Hand Surgery, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has contributed educational content to the Plastic Surgery Educational Network (PSEN). His clinical and academic focus is on the management of traumatic upper extremity injuries and care of patients with tetraplegia after spinal cord injury (SCI). He has been invited to speak on these topics at the national and international level.