The micrograft concept for wound healing: Strategies and applications

Atanu Biswas, Manish Bharara, Craig Hurst, David G. Armstrong, Horacio Rilo

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Abstract

The standard of care for wound coverage is to use an autologous skin graft. However, large or chronic wounds become an exceptionally challenging problem especially when donor sites are limited. It is important that the clinician be aware of various treatment modalities for wound care and incorporate those methods appropriately in the proper clinical context. This report reviews an alternative to traditional meshed skin grafting for wound coverage: micrografting. The physiological concept of micrografting, along with historical context, and the evolution of the technique are discussed, as well as studies needed for micrograft characterization and future applications of the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)808-819
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Diabetes Science and Technology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Micrografting
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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