Biologic dressings are those that are engineered from human or animal tissue. All of these products have been tested and have been determined by the FDA to be completely safe to use. In fact, we have been using them at The Amputation Prevention Center at Capital Foot and Ankle for years! While expensive and sometimes not covered by insurers, scientific evidence shows up to a 92% heal rate at 6 weeks compared to a 20% heal rate with standard wound care alone. Not all wounds are appropriate for biologic dressings, but if you think that you may benefit from a biologic dressing, ask out experts at your next appointment!
For an illustration of how biologic dressings work, check out the video below!