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POD1 - POD14

Beginning post-operative day 1 (POD 1), and extending to POD 14 to 28 or longer, the appearance of the INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing will vary. The rate and progression of the color change depends on the patient and rate of healing.

Generally, the color will change through a progression from red to pink to orange/peach to vanilla.


The site must be inspected for darkened areas or white/gray areas which may result from complications (see Complications and Interventions for more info on how to recognize and treat).

Silicone is typically ready for removal around POD 21

Silicone is typically ready for removal around POD 21 but may take longer. Signs include:

  • Site blanches to the touch and returns to an orange/peachy or vanilla color upon release of light finger pressure
  • Silicone wrinkles and may begin to detach from the site. Granulation tissue (deep red color and granular surface that bleeds easily) has formed at seam lines.
 
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