Amnion Applications in the Foot and Ankle.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Division of Podiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 1 Deaconess Road, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Amnion and chorion products show great promise and have real potential to be mainstays of treatment for chronic, nonhealing wounds. Although amniotic products do carry a cost, the decrease in time to healing, with the assumed subsequent decrease in complication and infection rates, should also be taken into consideration. These products, with their unique biologic potential and availability in the clinical setting, may prove to be beneficial in a vast array of podiatric surgical applications.

Keywords

Amnion,Chorion,Foot and ankle,Surgical applications,Wound healing,

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