J. Forbes, D.E. Fetterolf
Journal of Wound Care, Vol. 21, Iss. 6, 14 Jun 2012, pp 290 - 296
A retrospective case series demonstrating the use of dehydrated human amniotic membrane (dHAM) allografts in the treatment of wounds of various aetiologies. Amniotic membrane was applied to a series of chronic wounds referred to a formal wound clinic for aggressive management, after prior, traditional treatment methods were found ineffective, over a period of 1 month. In each case, failure
of traditional therapy was followed by placement of a dehydrated amniotic membrane allograft and the healing time course was documented with charted measurements. Wounds treated with the amniotic membrane allograft demonstrated improved healing, with a change in the healing trajectory from
that previously noted. Dehydrated human amniotic membrane represents a potentially effective addition to existing wound care therapies, with further formal clinical studies indicated.