2 Ports Are Better Than One
Allograft sling and tissue expander breast reconstruction is the most common method of breast reconstruction in the U.S. A recent Harvard study showed that seroma and infection are significantly higher when using an Allograft sling.* AlloX2® allows doctors to be prepared for these postoperative complications.
AlloX2®’s additional port design (Port2), allows transdermal communication with the pocket around the implant; where these complications occur. Much like traditional breast expanders, the port can be located with a standard magnet.
Port2 facilitates seroma drainage, as well as diagnostic fluid sampling in order to identify bacteria and hone antibiotic treatment.
The AlloX2 breast expander provided an option that we otherwise did not have. It gave us access to the periprosthetic space in the post-operative period which, in certain cases, has allowed for the removal of a significant amount of serous fluid with a more satisfactory outcome. Cesar A. Gumucio, MD, FACS
AlloX2® Drain at 3 Months
AlloX2® Tissue Expander for Breast Reconstruction
Invented by Dr. W. Thomas McClellan
Manufactured by Specialty Surgical Products, Inc.
*Chun YS, et al. Implant-based breast reconstruction using acellular dermal matrix and the risk of postoperative complications. Plast Reconstr Surg. Feb 2010;125(2):429-36.
U.S. Patent 8,454,690 - Additional Patent Pending