Limb trauma: The use of an advanced wound care device in the treatment of full-thickness wounds

L. Vaienti, A. Marchesi, G. Palitta, R. Gazzola, P. C. Parodi, F. Leone

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Abstract

This is an observational case series of 15 patients with full-thickness traumatic wound defects treated with a dermal substitute. There were 8 male and 7 female patients with a mean age of 36.6 years. Eight patients had trauma to the lower limbs and 7 were of the upper limbs, with the average lesion size 104.4 cm2 (range 6-490 cm2). The time to complete healing had a mean average time of 26.8 days (range 16-60 days). All patients went on to successful repair with 6 patients requiring a second application of the substitute and 5 patients needing split thickness skin grafts. Infection was recorded in one patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalStrategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Full-thickness wound
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Lower limb
  • Upper limb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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