A Risk-Benefit Review of Currently Used Dermal Substitutes for Burn Wounds
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association
While split-thickness autologous skin grafts remain the most common method of definitive burn wound closure, dermal substitutes have emerged as an attractive option. There are many advantages of utilizing a dermal substitute, notably reducing the need for donor tissue and subsequent iatrogenic creation of a secondary wound. However, there are disadvantages with each that most be weighed and factored into the decision. And most come at a high initial financial cost. There is little comparative literature of the various available and emerging products. This analysis was performed to objectively present risks and benefits of each option.
Hill, David M.; Hickerson, William L.; and Carter, Jeffrey E., "A Risk-Benefit Review of Currently Used Dermal Substitutes for Burn Wounds" (2023). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 421.