Chirurgia plastica

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 211–215 | Cite as

Treatment of chronic leg ulcers with Op-Site

  • T. Kaufman
  • B. Hirshowitz
Article

Summary

A series of 10 patients with chronic leg ulcers due to chronic peripheral arterial vascular insufficiency and diabetes mellitus as well as incompetence of the venous system of the lower limbs, who did not respond to conventional topical agents, were successfully treated by means of Op-Site. Alleviation of pain, rapid dissolution of the necrotic tissue and promotion of granulation tissue as well as epitheliazation, enabled earlier wound healing and skin grafting in selected cases. It is assumed that the Op-Site might behave as a biological dressing by providing the optimal local microclimate conditions for healing of the wound.

Key words

Leg ulcers Op-Site 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kaufman
    • 1
  • B. Hirshowitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic Surgery, Rambam Medical Center, Faculty of MedicineTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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