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J Wound Care. 2004 Nov;13(10):451-2.

Use of medical honey in patients with chronic venous leg ulcers after split-skin grafting.

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  • 1Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, UK. hagenschumacher@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the use of medical honey on healing times and complications in patients with venous leg ulcers after split-skin grafting.

METHOD:

Healing time and morbidity were evaluated in six patients with chronic venous leg ulcers who underwent split-skin grafting followed by the application of medical honey at the vascular unit of University Hospital Aintree in Liverpool.

RESULTS:

Mean healing time was 22 days. There were no complications.

CONCLUSION:

The use of medical honey in patients who have received split-skin grafts for chronic venous leg ulcers appears to give a similar healing time to that seen without the application of honey. There were no major complications. Larger prospective randomised controlled trials are needed to confirm the findings.

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