Real Human Skin Heals Chronic Wounds
A Breakthrough for Complex Chronic Wounds with Exposed Muscle, Tendon and Bone
Newport News, Virginia (April 19, 2016) – Soluble Systems, LLC announces a breakthrough, first of its kind published study confirming TheraSkin’s effectiveness in healing complex and difficult chronic wounds of significant size (mean size = 16 cm2) with exposed muscle, tendon and bone. This study was published in the April edition of WOUNDS, a peer reviewed indexed journal, dedicated to physicians with a circulation of more than 20,000 wound care professionals.
These lower extremity wounds are among the most difficult to heal. There has been little research in this area. Estimates range as high as 2% of the adult population may have lower extremity wounds. The causative factors are mostly related to venous etiology and the increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus. Left unchecked, many of these will lead to amputation. An estimated 30 million people in the US have diabetes, and there are reports that as many as 75,000 amputations per year are preformed causing an annual spend for care as high as $58 billion.
About TheraSkin: TheraSkin is one of the fastest growing products in the advanced wound care market. It is a biologically active cryopreserved human skin allograft for chronic wounds. It has a fully developed extracellular matrix (ECM) and living cells that provide an “at ready” supply of human growth factors, cytokines and collagen to jumpstart the wound healing process. TheraSkin not only provides necessary growth factors and cytokines to treat chronic wounds, it also provides a large quantity of essential types of human collagens in appropriate ratios, to support healing. This allows TheraSkin to also be used on more severe and complex wounds with exposed bone, tendon, joint capsule or muscle.
The peer reviewed study was published in the April edition of WOUNDS and discussed at the Spring SAWC.
- In the study 93.3% of the complex and challenging wounds healed in an average of 133 days.
- From the initial graft application granulation tissue was present in the wound bed in an average of 36 days.
- Wounds required an average of two grafts. The study provided further documentation to the clinical effectiveness of TheraSkin in some of the most hard to heal wounds. This also reinforces the cost effectiveness of TheraSkin from a health economic view point.
This study further confirms results of other clinical trials for TheraSkin as well as results on tens of thousands of patients requiring help healing chronic wounds head to toe. “TheraSkin provides the complete value model in advanced wound care – unsurpassed chronic wound healing even in the most challenging wounds such as over exposed tendon, muscle and bone. In addition TheraSkin provides healing speed which helps minimize infections and with few applications. The clinical effectiveness is balanced in the value model by favorable reimbursement and probably the most cost effective major product in advanced wound care” states Allan Staley, CEO Soluble Systems.
The published study is from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa; and the Washington Health System, Washington Pa. The study was conducted by Thomas C. Wilson, DPM, Jessica A. Wilson, DPM, Brandon Crim, DPM and Nicholas J. Lowery DPM.