Use of artificial dermis for burns

Section: Práctica Clínica

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Varga del Hoyo R, Peñas Raigoso MC. Uso de la dermis artificial en quemaduras. Metas Enferm feb 2019; 22(1):71-8.


Raquel Varga del Hoyo1, María del Carmen Peñas Raigoso2


1Enfermera. Hospital Universitario de Burgos. Burgos 2Enfermera. Hospital Universitario Río Hortega. Valladolid

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Raquel Varga del Hoyo. C/ Duque de Frías, 31. 09006 Burgos.

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The consequences of burns can cause a major impact on the quality of life of the burnt patient, with aesthetic as well as functional effects. The use of artificial dermis together with early rehabilitation and Nursing care can help in the treatment of these complications. The objective of this study is to document the clinical case of a deep burn. The use of artificial dermis is an alternative option that allows to obtain a better aesthetic and functional result, achieving the adequate regeneration of the neodermis, and allowing a subsequent coverage with a skin graft, thus avoiding more complex procedures and the development of complications during scarring. In this case, developing a continuous assessment together with the implementation of a comprehensive plan of care by nurses has allowed to address the different needs of the subject, providing an adequate response and collaborating to obtain a positive result after a process with these characteristics.


Dermis; Burns; hypertrophic scar; keloid; keloid

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Uso de la dermis artificial en quemaduras