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Skin Substitutes and Alternatives: A Review

Shores, Jaimie T. MD; Gabriel, Allen MD; Gupta, Subhas MD, CM, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000288215.93430.d2
Features: Clinical Management Extra

PURPOSE: To provide the specialist in skin and wound care with a review of skin replacement alternatives and their most common uses.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care and related disorders.

OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test the reader should be able to:

1. Describe characteristics of skin and skin substitutes for grafting.

2. Identify indications for and uses of common grafting procedures and products.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.