Venous leg ulcers: Are skin grafts effective?
Different types of skin grafts can be used in the treatment of poorly healing wounds that arise when leg veins have trouble transporting blood from the legs back to the heart. There is a lack of research on most of them. But some studies suggest that bilayer artificial skin made from human cells can improve the likelihood of venous leg ulcers healing within six months.
The likelihood of developing a chronic wound on the lower leg increases with age: about 1 out of 100 older people are affected. The most common form is a venous leg , which is a poorly healing open wound or sore spot that usually develops right above the ankle.