Healing of the Human Kind
A Dermagraft® Case Study Presented by: Dr. Shaun Carpenter, MD at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Patient History Patient is a 57 year old female with a grade 3 diabetic foot ulcer and osteomyelitis. She has a history of type I diabetes with neuropathy, venous insufficiency, and hypertension. Patient is on insulin and is a non-smoker. Diagnosis Diabetic foot ulcer on left heel
Wound Treatment & Outcome 2-20-09 – Initial evaluation: Began HBO treatment and total contact cast. 3-27-09 – 6th week of HBOT. Sub Q debridement and bed preparation. 1st Dermagraft application. 4-17-09 – Wound debrided of slough and callous. 4th Dermagraft application. 5-8-09 – Wound has good granulation base. Wound debrided of callous. 6th Dermagraft application. 5-22-09 – Wound bed cleansed and prepped. 8th Dermagraft application. 6-19-09 – Wound completely healed.
Date: 2/20/09 Pre-Debridement Wound Size: 4.9cm x 5.1cm x 0.2cm
Date: 3/27/09 1st Dermagraft Application Wound Size: 4cm x 4.3 cm x 0.2 cm
Date: 4/17/09 4th Dermagraft Application Wound Size: 3.6cm x 4.1cm x 0.1cm
Date: 5/8/09 6th Dermagraft Application Wound Size: 2.5cm x 3.4cm x 0.1cm
Date: 5/22/09 8th Dermagraft Application Wound Size: 1.8cm x 2.4cm x 0.1cm
Date: 6/19/09 Healed
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