Gamma-irradiated human skin allograft: A potential treatment modality for lower extremity ulcers

M. Anthony Rosales, Merri Bruntz, David G. Armstrong

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Abstract

Gamma-irradiated human skin allograft consists of epidermis and dermis. Unlike bioengineered tissues which require cold storage and timely use once received from the manufacturer, gamma-irradiated human skin allograft can be stored for as long as 24 months at room temperature. This modality is applied in a fashion similar to that of bioengineered skin grafts. In this article, we present case studies with concise reviews of the available evidence to discuss the potential use of gamma-irradiated human skin allograft on wounds in the lower extremity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-206
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Wound Journal
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Graft
  • Skin
  • Ulcer
  • Wound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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