Chronic leg wounds: Biologic dressings and healing

November 2011
Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Nov2011, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p6
The article offers information on biologic dressings and healing for chronic leg wounds. It says that biologic dressings are commonly used as an option or alternative for managing difficult-to-heal wounds that could result to amputation. Some of the factors to be considered before performing skin grafts include wound bed preparation, caring for the wound as well as control of underlying problems.


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