Skin From Human Cadavers Helps Wounds Heal Better

Human skin from cadavers that has had its cells removed can help treat wounds, researchers say.

This new treatment could prove especially helpful for chronic skin wounds, which are a growing threat to public health, scientists added. According to the National Institutes of Health, treating such wounds costs the United States more than $25 billion annually.

Source: Human Cadavers Provide New Skin for Chronic Wounds

The process to make it work sounds similar to the news about “growing” lungs.  But cadaver parts have been used for years – cartilage, tendons…

This news is particularly good for anyone who has had a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).  Postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a problem that can develop in nearly half of all patients who experience a DVT in the leg.  Leg ulcers are one symptom of PTS… I do not recommend image searching for “leg ulcer”, or “venous skin ulcer”.

It’s also good news for burn victims – some of which are children. 😦

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