Figure A: Diabetic foot ulcer in the lateral metatarsal area present for 14 months. Patient had other leg amputated secondary to wound complication. Photograph taken in office 1 week after human skin equivalent was placed. Arrows point to where sutures were placed and demonstrate considerable amount of contraction in only 1 week.
Figure B: One month after an application of human skin equivalent, the diabetic foot ulcer was healed completely.
The American Journal of Surgery 188 (Suppl to July 2004) 9S–17S
Protocol for the successful treatment of pressure ulcers.
Harold Brem, M.D.