Up-to-date role of the dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (AMNIOFIX) for wound healing

Chitang J. Joshi, Abbas Hassan, Miguel Carabano, Robert D. Galiano*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Introduction: Chronic wounds pose a significant burden on patients, society, and the health-care setup. Higher costs, protracted clinical course, and increased risk of complications necessitate identifying novel treatment modalities that hasten healing and wound closure. Areas covered: This article covers newer available treatment modalities for chronic wounds, namely the dehydrated amniotic membrane products, biological skin substitutes, and similar therapies aimed at the healing of chronic non-healing wounds. It presents product description for Amniofix (dehydrated human amniotic/chorionic membrane) and its efficacy, compared to other similar products. Expert opinion: In our experience and review of available literature, we expect Amniofix to offer wound care specialists with a more effective, easy-to-use, and convenient treatment modality for chronic wounds. Amniofix and other dHACM (dehydrated human amniotic/chorionic membrane) therapies reported faster and complete healing with lower complication rates, when compared to other similar products. These features encourage the use of Amniofix in Diabetic foot ulcers and Venous Leg Ulcers, besides other conditions such as plantar fasciitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalExpert Opinion on Biological Therapy
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Amniofix
  • Wound healing
  • amniotic membrane
  • chronic wounds
  • dHACM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Up-to-date role of the dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (AMNIOFIX) for wound healing'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this