Table 1

Temporary dressing materialsSingle layer durable skin substitutesComposite skin substitutes

(a) Single layer materials
 (i) Naturally occurring or biological dressing substitute, for example, amniotic membrane, potato peel
 (ii) Synthetic dressing substitute, for example, synthetic polymer sheet (Tegaderm, Opsite), polymer foam or spray
(a) Epidermal substitutes, for example, cultured epithelial autograft (CEA), Apligraft(a) Skin graft
 (i) Allograft
 (ii) Xenograft

(b) Bilayered tissue engineered materials, for example, TransCyte(i) Dermal substitutes
(ii) Bovine collagen sheet, for example, Kollagen
(iii) Porcine collagen sheet
(iv) Bovine dermal matrix, for example, Matriderm
(v) Human dermal matrix, for example, Alloderm
(b) Tissue engineered skin
 (i) Dermal regeneration template, for example, Integra
 (ii) Biobrane