Skin substitutes valuable for hard-to-heal wounds

September 15, 2002

Paris - Bioengineered skin substitutes can facilitate healing of difficult wounds and even achieve closure of some long-standing chronic wounds refractory to other measures, but the success of these modalities depends on proper wound bed preparation and even then, they may not be the answer for all patients, Vincent Falanga, M.D., said at the World Congress of Dermatology.