Are you surprised that fish skin grafts can help heal wounds? We know that many people are craving for salted-eggs fishskin. It’s a delicacy, right. But what about using fish skin to cover your skin to heal your wounds? Let us learn more about this.
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The use of acellular fishskin (AFS) grafts derived from Atlantic cod or Nile Tilapia is emerging as a promising innovation in wound healing. It possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, enhancing the recovery of various wounds, including burns and diabetic foot ulcers (DFU).
Results from ten selected studies indicate that AFS outperforms collagen alginate dressings, silver sulfadiazine cream 1%, and allografts. This form of graft generally demonstrate accelerated healing, reduced dressing changes, diminished pain, and cost-effectiveness.