Semin Plast Surg 2021; 35(03): 171-180
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1731463
Review Article

Comparison of Skin Substitutes for Acute and Chronic Wound Management

Caroline Bay
1   Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
,
Zachary Chizmar
2   Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
,
Edward M. Reece
1   Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
3   Division of Plastic Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
,
Jessie Z. Yu
1   Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
,
Julian Winocour
4   Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
,
Joshua Vorstenbosch
5   Division of Plastic Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
,
Sebastian Winocour
1   Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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Abstract

Chronic and acute wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers and burns, respectively, can be difficult to treat, especially when autologous skin transplantations are unavailable. Skin substitutes can be used as a treatment alternative by providing the structural elements and growth factors necessary for reepithelialization and revascularization from a nonautologous source. As of 2020, there are 76 commercially available skin substitute products; this article provides a review of the relevant literature related to the major categories of skin substitutes available.



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Publikationsdatum:
10. September 2021 (online)

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