Biocompatibility and Tissue Expansion in general

Osmotically induced tissue expansion with hydrogels: a new dimension in tissue expansion? A preliminary report.
Wiese KG.
J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 1993 Oct;21(7):309-13.

Gewebedehnung mit osmotisch-aktiven Hydrogelsystemen
Wiese KG
Universit?t G?ttingen 1998
Quintessenzverlag Berlin ISBN3-87652-974-3

Biomaterial properties and biocompatibility in cell culture of a novel self-inflating hydrogel tissue expander.
Wiese KG, Heinemann DE, Ostermeier D, Peters JH.
J Biomed Mater Res. 2001 Feb;54(2):179-88.

Investigation of the expansion properties of osmotic expanders with and without silicone shell in animals.
Anwander T, Schneider M, Gloger W, Reich RH, Appel T, Martini M, Wenghoefer M, Merkx M, Berg S.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Sep;120(3):590-5.

In-vivo- Untersuchung des Expansionsverhaltens und der Biokompatibilitaet von Methylmethacrylat- N- Vinylpyrrolidon- Hydrogelexpandern mit und ohne Silikonhuelle Schneider M
Dissertationschrift Medizinische Fakultaet Universitaet Bonn 2008

Plastic Surgery

Tissue expansion using osmotically active hydrogel systems for direct closure of the donor defect of the radial forearm flap.
Berg SJ, Wiese KG, von Lindern JJ, Niederhagen B, Appel T, Reich RH.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Jul;108(1):1-5, discussion 6-7.

The beginning of a new era: self-filling tissue expander for defect coverage in a 3-year-old boy with a retroauricular nevus.
Ronert MA, Hofheinz H, Olbrisch RR.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Jul;112(1):189-91.

Osmose-Expander erm?glicht Gewebe-Dehnung ohne Nachfullen
Ronert MA, Olbrisch RR.
Orthop?die-Technik. 2004 Feb; German

O Expansor Auto-inlavel-The Self-filling Expander-A New Type of Tissue Expander for Treatment of Burn Scars
Anger J
Revista Brasileira de Queimaduras. 2004 Maio/ Agosto(2) Vol.4

The beginning of a new era in tissue expansion: self-filling osmotic tissue expander--four-year clinical experience.
Ronert MA, Hofheinz H, Manassa E, Asgarouladi H, Olbrisch RR.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Oct;114(5):1025-31.

Correction of congenital nasal hypoplasia associated with Kallmann syndrome using self-inflating injectable tissue expander pellets.
Mischkowski RA, Kubler AC.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Nov;118(6):1447-52. No abstract available .

Cleft palate repair with the use of osmotic expanders: a preliminary report.
Kobus, K
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007;60(4):414-21

Osmotic tissue expanders in cleft lip and palate surgery: a cautionary tale
Rees L, Morris P, Hall P
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery , 2008; 61 : 119 -120

Re: 'Osmotic tissue expanders in cleft lip palate surgery: a cautionary tale'
James SE, Kelly MH.
Jounal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Volume 62 ,Issue 1, January 2009 , Page 112

Postburn Scalp Reconstruction Using a Self-filling Osmotic Tissue Expander
Zach Sharony, MD, Yaron Rissin, MD, Yehuda Ullmann, MD
Journal of Burn Care and Research 2009, Volume 30: 744-746

The osmotic tissue expander: A 5-year experience
Chummun S, et al.,
J Plast Reconstr Aesthetic Surg (2010), doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2010.02.002

Osmotic Tissue Expander - Experience in Ten Consecutive Pediatric Cases
Gronovich, Yoav et al.,
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2010), doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000388805.53479.59

Reconstruction of a large scalp defect by the sequential use of dermal substitute, self-filling osmotic tissue expander and rotational flap
Wollina U, Bayyoud Y,
Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery - May-Aug 2010, Volume 3, issue 2,
doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.69023

Biomechanical effect of rapid mucoperiosteal palatal tissue expansion with the use of osmotic expanders
Wysocki M et al.,
Journal of Biomechanics (2011),

Osmotic expanders in children: No filling - no control - no problem?
B?ttcher-Haberzeth S et al.,
Eur J Pediatr Surg - Jan 2011,
doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1270460

Novel use of osmotic tissue expanders to treat difficult anterior palatal fistulas.
Jenq TF, Hilliard SM, Kuang AA.
Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2011 Mar;
48(2):217-21. doi: 10.1597/09-215. Epub 2010 Apr 23.

Selbstexpandierende Hydrogel-Hodenprothesen
Sohn M,
UroForum 05/2011

Reconstruction with an Osmotic Tissue Expander in Pediatric Patients
Gronovich, Yoav et al.
Plast Reconstr Surg., 2012 May;
129(5):863e-5e., doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824a9f4e.

Second generation self-inflating tissue expanders: a two-year experience.
Al Madani JO
Plast Surg Int. 2014
2014:457205. doi: 10.1155/2014/457205. Epub 2014 Jan 23.

Novel Use of an Osmotic Self-inflating Tissue Expander for Hypospadias Revision Surgery
Lansdale N, Henderson L, Hennayake S.
Urology. 2015 Apr
85(4):924-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.12.040.

[Reconstruction in plastic surgery using osmotic tissue expanders] [Article in Hebrew]
Gronovich, Yoav et al.
Harefuah. 2015 Mar;
154(3):155-8, 213.