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Surg Clin North Am. 2010 Dec;90(6):1237-55. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2010.08.004.

Active wound coverings: bioengineered skin and dermal substitutes.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Extensive skin loss and chronic wounds present a significant challenge to the clinician. With increased understanding of wound healing, cell biology, and cell culture techniques, various synthetic dressings and bioengineered skin substitutes have been developed. These materials can protect the wound, increase healing, provide overall wound coverage, and improve patient care. The ideal skin substitute may soon become a reality.

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