Amniotic membrane in surgery.

@article{Ganatra2003AmnioticMI,
  title={Amniotic membrane in surgery.},
  author={Mohammad Ashraf Ganatra},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={29-32}
}
The first reported use of fetal membrane as skin substitute was by Davis in 1910. 1 In 1913, Salbella presented the first clinical report of successful use of amniotic membrane in the treatment of burns and skin ulcerations. 2 In 1940, DeRoth reported the use of amniotic membrane in the repair of conjuctival defects. From 1940 to 1965 a number of clinical trials of successful use of amniotic membrane for use in acute skin injuries appear in the literature. 3-7 However no practical methods of… CONTINUE READING