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Journal of the Korean Medical Association 2011;54(6):594-603.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2011.54.6.594   
Wound coverage using advanced technology in Korea
Seung Kyu Han, Hee Jin You
Department of Plastic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. pshan@kumc.or.kr
The purpose of this article is to outline a variety of wound coverage methods, so that general practitioners can modify their approach to wound healing and possibly incorporate this relevant information into their practice. The article starts with an update on the role of dressing materials in wound healing. It provides a balanced view of what is currently available in Korea. The use of dermal templates has helped in the coverage of wounds that in the past would have required complex surgical solutions. Growth factors and cell therapy provide many of the missing ingredients to jumpstart the wound so that it can go on to heal successfully. The negative pressure therapy, the hydrostatic pressure and/or ultrasonic therapy, and the hyperbaric oxygen therapy also help in healing wounds. Many of these products were introduced recently, and our understanding of how to use them with greater effectiveness has grown. According to the development of bioengineering techniques, advanced dressing materials, growth factors, cell therapy, etc has been introduced for clinical use. Using those materials, the wound coverage can more effective with better results.
Key Words: Wound healing, Dressing, Dermal template, Growth factor, Cell therapy


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