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Chronic Wounds

  • Tilman Stasch
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Abstract

Chronic wounds of the lower extremities generally pose a huge challenge not only in plastic surgery but also in gen But also in general surgical practice. Existing ailments like diabetes mellitus or peripheral vascular disease after delay adequate wound healing using conservative or conventional therapy. A new study now shows that using a simple technique of autologous lipotransfer, wounds, which were therapy-resistant on earlier occasions, completely healed within a period of a few weeks. Chronic wounds on the feet of diabetic patients or in case of vascular diseases were debrided and filled up with autologous fat tissue recovered from the lower abdomen or the upper thigh (lipofilling or lipotransfer). This method, which can be used even in case of chronic burn scars or fibrous tissue, is highly successful. This is because stem cells contained in the fat tissue (ADSC) and growth factors convert the chronic wound condition into an acute wound environment, which accelerates the wound healing.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tilman Stasch
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  1. 1.Dr. Stasch ClinicNairobiKenya

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