Bioplug resorbable collagen wound dressing plug that is made from Type I bovine collagen sourced from the Achilles tendon.
Resorbable collagen plugs are beneficial in protecting wound sites, controlling minor bleeding, and aiding in wound healing.
In order to prevent osseous resorption after an extraction, research suggests that socket augmentation, should be performed. A resorbable collagen plug is an important component of most socket grafting techniques, as it is considered a reliable way to aid socket fill and minimize resorption. Often the term “socket-plug” technique is used to describe an approach consisting of of atraumatic tooth extraction, placement of the appropriate biomaterials in the extraction site, preservation of soft tissue architecture employing a flapless technique, and placement and stabilization of the resorbable collagen plug.2
These plugs are made from Type I bovine collagen sourced from the Achilles tendon. It is sterilized using irradiation.
1\. CollaPlug & Heliplug are registered trademarks of Integra LifeSciences Corp. CollaTape, CollaCote, and CollaPlug wound dressings are manufactured by Integra LifeSciences.
2\. Kotsakis G, Markou N, Chrepa V, Krompa V, Kotsakis A. Alveolar ridge preservation utilizing the socket-plug technique. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res. 2012;3(1):24-30.