The treatment of chronic wounds is extremely problematic. Chronic wounds can take months or years to heal and some even never heal resulting in over 100.000 amputations taking place annually in the US alone. A new technology from Iceland, that is based on fish skin and is already used clinically, allows for improved healing of chronic and burn wounds.
MEDICA.de spoke with Fertram Sigurjonsson, CEO of Kerecis, about the development of this transplant technology and with Dr. Christopher Winters, a podiatrist and wound specialist of the American Health Network in Indiana, who applies it in treating his patients.
Dr. Winters, in what patient cases do you apply the wound care technology of Kerecis that is based on fish skin?
Winters: The main type of wounds that I have applied the Kerecis Omega 3 product on is diabetic...
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