PodiatryToday article: Can Fish Skin Grafts Have An Impact For Complex Diabetic Lower Extremity Wounds?

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PodiatryToday article: Can Fish Skin Grafts Have An Impact For Complex Diabetic Lower Extremity Wounds?

From the article in the October issue of PodiatryToday:

The Kerecis Omega3 Wound graft is a unique fish skin-derived graft that shows promising results in healing complex diabetic wounds as well as postoperative surgical wound dehiscence. In our case series, all three patients used an average of two grafts to complete wound closure. All patients have healed well and no complications have occurred.

In our opinion, in comparison to other xenografts on the market, Kerecis Omega3 Wound fish skin graft displays rapid incorporation, the ability to granulate over deep structures including bone and tendon, and provides a robust scaffold when tissue deficit coverage is necessary. This novel fish skin graft shows promising results thus far with no adverse events noted.

Further double-blinded, randomized controlled trials are recommended to determine the clinical effectiveness and utility of the Kerecis Omega3 Wound graft for wound healing.