Board Review Wound Care

Confronting Complexity: The Role of HC-HA/PTX3 in Orchestrating Regenerative Healing

Eric Martin, DO, MS

Eric Martin, DO, MS discusses the concept of fetal scarless healing and how it can be translated into healing of a chronic wound. Dr Martin also discusses the role of HC-HA/PTX3 and the use of umbilical cord/amniotic membrane to achieve wound healing.

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Discuss the concept of fetal scarless healing in the adult model and understand the effects of how amniotic membrane allograft and umbilical cord contribute to orchestrating a regenerative homeostatic repariation process of the chronic wound
  2. Understand the basic science of regenerative wound healing using amniotic membrane allograft-orchestrating a regenerative homeostatic environment
  3. Understand the basic science of the chronic wound and how it is differentiated from the acute wound
  4. Understand the effects of heavy chain hyaluronic acid pentraxin 3 and its ability to reduce inflammation in the chronic wound and stimulate the proliferative phase through immunomodulation
  5. Understand the concept of fetal scarless healing and how that can be translated to healing in the adult environment
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  • Eric Martin, DO, MS

    COL, MC, USA
    Chief, Department of Vascular Surgery
    Chief, Department of Wound Care Medicine
    DDEAMC Fort Gordon, GA

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