Flap surgery in conjunction with an autologous connective tissue graft
The harvesting site of a CTG can be covered with a collagen fleece (collafleece®) in order to control the bleeding and to support the wound healing process .
collafleece® is a pH-neutral, wet-stable fleece made of native collagen with a highly efficient hemostatic effect. The well-known effect of collagen is induced by the adhesion of platelets to the collagen fibrils. As a consequence, platelets aggregate and release coagulation factors by degranulation. This initiates the coagulation cascade that leads to hemostasis. collafleece® is completely resorbed by natural processes occuring in the body within two to four weeks.