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J Craniofac Surg. 2008 Jul;19(4):923-8. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318175b5ab.

Biologic dressing in burns.

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  • 1Jackson Memorial Hospital, and DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33101, USA.


Advances in cellular biology and knowledge in wound healing and growth factors have given us a wide variety of choices to attack the problem of the complex burn wound. Split-thickness skin grafting with autograft is at present the standard of care. It, however, is not an ideal substitute and frequently is not available for full-burn coverage. This article will review honey, human amnion, xenograft, allograft, cultured epithelial autograft, and various engineered commercial products for use in the biologic treatment of burn wounds.

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