Is skin grafting used to treat pressure ulcers? What is the length of healing time?
Figure A: Three days after Apligraf was sutured into pressure ulcer with depth in right trochanteric area of 2.8 cm. Short arrows point to sutures. Long arrow points to human skin equivalent.
Figure B: Seven weeks later, it filled in with granulation tissue and had fully epithelialized, suggesting effectiveness of Apligraf
in forming granulation tissue and aiding in epithelialization.
The American Journal of Surgery 188 (Suppl to July 2004) 9S–17S
Protocol for the successful treatment of pressure ulcers
Harold Brem, M.D.