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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 2 ( August, 2013 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

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

Keywords : Upper limb, Lower limb, Hyaluronic acid, Full-thickness wound

Citation Information : Vaienti L, Marchesi A, Palitta G, Gazzola R, Parodi PC, Leone F. Limb trauma: the use of an advanced wound care device in the treatment of full-thickness wounds. 2013; 8 (2):111-115.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-013-0165-8

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


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.


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