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Latest advances in wound care to help you heal faster

Posted at 8:22 AM, Jul 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-17 10:44:52-04

CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System for wound care

When the skin is damaged beyond the body’s natural ability to close the wound and heal, a procedure called skin grafting may be necessary. Traditional skin grafting requires anesthesia in an operating room. The recovery time can be long, and the patient is often left with scarring. However, with the use of the CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System, the skin grafting process is simplified and the healing process improves.

What is CelluTome?

CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System is a tool for skin grafting. Unlike traditional split-thickness skin grafting that requires the use of a much larger skin donor site on the patient, the CelluTome process offers a precise, simplified, and minimally invasive option for wound care and healing.

How does CelluTome work?

This skin grafting system uses a template lined with small holes. The tool warms up and creates suction, adhering to the inside of the patient’s thigh. The heat and suction causes small blister to form at the junction of the epidermis and dermis, which can be lifted from the donor site without injuring blood vessels and nerves. A sharp blade separates the harvested micrografts, which are then placed over the wound site. As soon as the new skin roots to the damaged skin, the healing process begins. The CelluTome process does not require anesthesia and recovery time is much quicker. Following the procedure, the skin donor section on the patient’s thigh heals within a matter of days with no scarring, and the transplant site closes 40–60 percent faster than untreated wounds.

Benefits of the CelluTome System for wound care

-          Precise and simplified

-          Can be performed without anesthesia or in an operating room

-          Minimally invasive and painless

-          Cost effective compared to traditional skin grafting

-          Skin on the donor section does not scar

Click here for more information from the Wound Center and the Davis Hospital and Medical Center