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.
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. 😦