Current status of skin substitutes.

  title={Current status of skin substitutes.},
  author={M J Tavis and Jeff W. Thornton and R T Danet and Robert H. Bartlett},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={58 6},
In the current state of the art, viable human allograft is the best skin prosthesis available, but it leaves much to be desired. Characteristics of skin substitutes can be defined and measured, resulting in the rational approach to design and testing of synthetic skin substitutes. Thin silicone polymer and modified plastic membranes, collagen films, and… CONTINUE READING