Porcine Dermal Matrix- InteXen
is a sterile, chemically treated, pyrogen free, non-perforated porcine
skin. InteXen is indicated for use in the treatment of hernias where
the connective tissue has ruptured or for implantation to reinforce
soft tissues in urological, gynecological and gastroenterological
anatomy. This includes pubourethral support, urethral and vaginal
prolapse repair, colon and rectal prolapse repair, reconstruction
of the pelvic floor, bladder support, tissue repair, and sacrocolposuspension.
Features and Intended Benefits
- Tissue Integration
The non-crosslinked collagen matrix facilitates tissue integration,
remodeling, and rebuilding. A physician follow-up study of 312 patients
treated for incontinence (average of 7 months post implant) showed
a 91% procedural success rate with no erosion or rejection.
InteXen provides superior strength (28% greater than Pelvicol) and
greater suture retention (46% greater than Pelvicol).
InteXen is available in a number of sizes. InteXen may be stored
at room temperature.
InteXen is chemically processed to inactivate all proteins and prions
and undergoes irradiation for terminal sterilization. InteXen meets
ISO biocompatibility testing requirements.
InteXen is distributed world-wide by American Medical Systems for
more information please contact their customer service department
at 1-800-328-3881 or fax 952-930-6654