PLA Sheets Studied

December 1, 2003

Amsterdam - Second-generation PLA sheets dramatically inhibit wound contracture in the first three weeks and might have a useful role as a temporizing dressing for open wounds until skin grafts can be performed, according to Mayer Tenenhaus, M.D. FACS, who spoke at the 13th annual meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society. Dr. Tenenhaus is an assistant clinical professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California at San Diego Medical School.