Current Techniques for Burn Reconstruction: Using Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Allografts as an Adjunctive Treatment Along the Reconstructive Ladder

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Abstract

The reconstructive ladder is a term coined by reconstructive plastic surgeons to describe levels of increasingly complex management of wounds. The first rungs of the ladder is allowing the wound to heal by secondary intention, advancing up the ladder to direct tissue closure, with skin grafting and tissue transfer (flaps) comprising the higher rungs. Skin grafting and tissue transfer (flaps) at the middle and higher rungs of the ladder are often necessary for the treatment of complex burn injuries. Our purpose is to describe how dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allografts may be used as an adjunctive treatment.

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