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VersaShield is a thin hydrophilic amniotic membrane designed to serve as a wound covering and protective barrier for a variety of surgical demands.
The amniotic membrane is a multi-layered non-vascularized tissue found in the placenta. Amniotic tissues are comprised of a single layer of epithelial cells, a thick basement membrane, and a non-vascular stromal layer. Within the non-vascular stromal layer exists a fibrous layer consisting of various collagen types, including collagen III. Amniotic tissues have been used in surgical applications for an array of regenerative needs since the early 1900's1-5. Lacking a protective barrier, post-operative adhesions between adjacent tissues such as muscle, nerves, and fascia layers may result in scarring, reduced motion or pain.
VersaShield is an allograft membrane covering for interior or exterior wounds including use as a covering for the surgical site.