Use of bioartificial dermal regeneration template for skin restoration in combat casualty injuries

Written by Regenerative Medicine

Special Report on the use of bioartificial dermal regeneration templates in the management of complex soft tissue war wounds by Jonathan G Seavey et al. (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA), and letter in response by Franck Marie Leclère and Vincent Casoli (University of Bordeaux, France). War injuries are often complex composite defects devoid of well-vascularized tissue in critically ill patients, which require serial surgical debridements to remove necrotic, contaminated and compromised tissue. Bioartificial dermal regeneration templates (DRTs) may facilitate vascularization and formation of a neodermis, and are playing an increasing role in the treatment of traumatic...

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