Skin Grafts Specialist

The specialists at Extremity Wound Centers help patients aid in their body’s own self-healing with innovative, high-quality skin grafting treatments. Services are offered out of our Peoria and Scottsdale, Arizona locations.

Skin Graft Q & A

What is a skin graft?

The process of skin grafting removes a thin layer of skin from one part of the body and adheres that skin to a wound in order to help it heal. Skin grafting can be a highly effective method to help close a large wound.

The negative result however, is the creation of an additional "wound" site where the skin was harvested. We use a biologic or "artificial" skin graft to treat this negative side effect. These "skin substitutes" incorporate several growth factors to improve the healing process.

Benefits

  • Composed of human amnion and chorion membranes that comprise the innermost layer of the placenta and line the amniotic cavity
  • These multiple layers include: a single layer of epithelial cells, a basement membrane and an avascular connective tissue matrix
  • Essential wound healing growth factors
  • Modulates inflammation and reduces scar tissue
  • Epidermal growth factor promotes proliferation of epithelial cells
  • Transforming growth factor promotes normal wound healing
  • Fibroblast growth factor promotes cellular proliferation

Insurance

Extremity Health Center accepts the following insurances. Please contact the office for further information.

Aetna
Cigna
Coventry
Humana
Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Medicare B
United Healthcare
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