A paradigm for a skin graft substitute
Denis E. Solomon
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DOI: 10.4236/ojrm.2013.22005   PDF    HTML   XML   4,187 Downloads   6,875 Views  


Skin grafts have remained relatively unchanged since their introduction as a medical treatment for burns/wounds. This paper seeks to open an academic discussion as to whether their use-by date has now been passed. A skin graft substitute is described in a paradigm using fine leaf gelatine sheets which inherently possess several distinct advantages including, discarding the harvest of autologous tissue from patient donor sites. A clinical study will be needed to determine its suitability taken together with the understanding that experimental animal studies may not provide unequivocal answers to its in situ modus operandi.

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Solomon, D. (2013) A paradigm for a skin graft substitute. Open Journal of Regenerative Medicine, 2, 28-30. doi: 10.4236/ojrm.2013.22005.

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