Cadaveric skin encourages wound closure in study

11/13/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Skin transplanted from cadavers performed well in a study of 145 patients with chronic ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, necrotizing fasciitis or acute traumatic wounds. All wounds treated with cadaveric skin had adequate granulation and were eventually closed using a skin autograft, indicating that cadaveric skin can be used instead of dermal or bi-layered skin substitutes, hydrocolloids and composite dressings, the researchers report in the journal Wounds.

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