FEATURES: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONRetrospective Comparison of Diabetic Foot Ulcer and Venous Stasis Ulcer Healing Outcome Between a Dermal Repair Scaffold (PriMatrix) and a Bilayered Living Cell Therapy (Apligraf)Karr, Jeffrey C. DPM, ACCPPS, FAPWCA, FCCWS, CWSAuthor Information Jeffrey C. Karr, DPM, ACCPPS, FAPWCA, FCCWS, CWS, is a podiatric surgeon, Lakeland Wound Care Center, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Florida. Advances in Skin & Wound Care: March 2011 - Volume 24 - Issue 3 - p 119-125 doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000395038.28398.88 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to review clinical experience in treating diabetic and venous stasis wounds with Apligraf or PriMatrix. METHODS: A total of 40 diabetic foot ulcers and 28 venous stasis ulcers were treated with either PriMatrix or Apligraf for number of days open and for number of days for complete healing between the 2 treatments. CONCLUSIONS: Although both treatments were highly effective, the study results of 68 ulcers in 48 patients demonstrated that patients treated with PriMatrix healed faster than patients treated with Apligraf despite larger wound sizes. The author reviews clinical experience in treating diabetic and venous stasis wounds with Apligraf or PriMatrix, evaluating 68 ulcers in 48 patients. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.