The clinical applications of human amnion in plastic surgery.

  title={The clinical applications of human amnion in plastic surgery.},
  author={N. Fairbairn and M. Randolph and R. Redmond},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  volume={67 5},
  • N. Fairbairn, M. Randolph, R. Redmond
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS
  • Since the early 1900s, human amnion has been applied to a wide variety of clinical scenarios including burns, chronic ulcers, dural defects, intra-abdominal adhesions, peritoneal reconstruction, genital reconstruction, hip arthroplasty, tendon repair, nerve repair, microvascular reconstruction, corneal repair, intra-oral reconstruction and reconstruction of the nasal lining and tympanic membrane. Amnion epithelial and mesenchymal cells have been shown to contain a variety of regulatory… CONTINUE READING
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    This is a randomised trial that aims to evaluate whether a transient skin cover made out of human amniotic membranes is effective in managing burns among pediatric patients. The primary… Expand
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    The purpose of this research study is to find our if human amnion membrane powder can be safely used as a covering for wounds and can improve the condition of skin graft donor sites… Expand
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    InterventionDrug, Procedure
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    InterventionBiological, Procedure
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