New Technique Stimulates Skin Growth

Annabelle is a very special patient. She came to us quite bruised and battered after being attacked by two dogs that were much bigger than her. Her severe trauma caused extensive tissue damage that required many surgeries and hydrotherapy sessions. It quickly became clear that Annabelle’s wound would take several more weeks or months of healing and that scar tissue would most likely cover a big portion of her backside. To help promote her body’s wound healing capabilities, we decided to utilize a cutting-edge product call ACell Vet patch. The ACell Vet patch is applied to an injury to encourage new blood vessel formation and offer a foundation for the new tissue. The graph allows host cells to attach to it, grow into it, and, eventually, replace it with healthy skin tissue. The results have been astounding. As you can see by the photos, Annabelle’s wound is healing fast and she has plenty of healthy new skin growth. We are excited by the success of this case and by the opportunities that lie ahead to use this technique again to repair and restore damaged or missing tissue on our severe trauma patients.