Dermal substitute template use in diabetic foot ulcers: Case reports

Alagaratnam, Swethan, Choong, Andrew and Loh, Alexander (2012) Dermal substitute template use in diabetic foot ulcers: Case reports. International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, 11 3: 161-164. doi:10.1177/1534734612447802

Author Alagaratnam, Swethan
Choong, Andrew
Loh, Alexander
Title Dermal substitute template use in diabetic foot ulcers: Case reports
Journal name International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1534-7346
Publication date 2012-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1534734612447802
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 161
End page 164
Total pages 4
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract Diabetic foot ulcers are a source of significant morbidity. Maximizing limb salvage is an important long-term objective. The use of dermal substitutes to aid limb salvage and reduce amputation rates has been described recently in the literature. Dermal substitutes were initially described in burns and have been demonstrated to be useful adjuncts in the management of these wounds. In diabetic foot ulcer management, the outcomes of the use of the dermal substitutes are limited. The authors describe their experience of the use of INTEGRA®, a collagen–glycosaminoglycan dermal substitute, in 2 patients who presented with diabetic foot ulcers with exposed tendons.
Keyword Dermal substitutes
Diabetic foot
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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