What to put on (and what to take off) a wound: Treating a chronic neuropathic ulcer with an autologous homologous skin construct, offloading and common sense

Grant A. Murphy, Stephanie L. Woelfel, David G. Armstrong

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Abstract

Closure of chronic lower extremity wounds is important for minimizing the risk of infection and amputation in a very high-risk population. Developments in tissue cultures and matrix therapies have shown promise in enhancing healing. The use of autologous homologous skin constructs in wound treatment may enable the regeneration of functional dermal structures. We present the case of a chronic medial heel ulcer that dehisced following intraoperative debridement, which was subsequently treated using a combination of an autologous homologous skin construct and total contact casting. This case emphasizes the importance of proper offloading for healing and preventing recurrence of lower extremity wounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalOxford Medical Case Reports
Volume2020
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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