A Vertical and Horizontal Healing Strategy Illustrated

We at SALSA prefer a “vertical” and “horizontal” wound healing strategy. The “vertical” strategy involves filling in defects and covering vital structures with NPWT. The “horizontal” philosophy involves skin grafting, assisting secondary healing through bioengineered tissue or other substances, and aggressive offloading. An example of this is here.  Also, please see this outline, below. 

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David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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