Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Lake of the Woods, AZ, United States

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Lake of the Woods, AZ, United States
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PubMed | Osiris Therapeutics, Carl yden Va Medical Center, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, South Shore Hospital and UPMC Wound Healing Services
Type: | Journal: International wound journal | Year: 2016

Complex diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with exposed tendon or bone remain a challenge. They are more susceptible to complications such as infection and amputation and require treatments that promote rapid development of granulation tissue and, ultimately, reepithelialisation. The clinical effectiveness of viable cryopreserved human placental membrane (vCHPM) for DFUs has been established in a level 1 trial. However, complex wounds with exposed deeper structures are typically excluded from randomised controlled clinical trials despite being common in clinical practice. We report the results of a prospective, multicentre, open-label, single-arm clinical trial to establish clinical outcomes when vCHPM is applied weekly to complex DFUs with exposed deep structures. Patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and a complex DFU extending through the dermis with evidence of exposed muscle, tendon, fascia, bone and/or joint capsule were eligible for inclusion. Of the 31 patients enrolled, 27 completed the study. The mean wound area was 146 cm

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