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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases