The Evidence for Antimicrobial and Hard to Infect Regenerative Matrices

Keval Ray, Nazanin Khajoueinejad, So Park, Mabel Chan, Jani Lee, John C. Lantis

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Preparation of the wound bed is a key step in the use of cell- and tissue-based therapy (CTP). In particular, good pre-application debridement is an essential component of CTP. However, there are many situations in which the wound bed is not adequately debrided, including trauma, burn, and in cases of chronic wounds with significant biofilm. In the setting of inadequate wound bed preparation, the use of a CTP that has either added or intrinsic antimicrobial properties is attractive. Some CTPs include added antimicrobial agents such as PHMB or silver, while others have intrinsic antimicrobial components, such as Omega 3 fatty acids. In addition, some wound-covering dressings are completely synthetic, and therefore simply do not become infected. A full understanding of the basic science and clinical data supporting the use of these therapies is important for the advanced wound care practitioner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalSurgical technology international
StatePublished - Dec 6 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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