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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-36

Untold story of collagen dressings

1 Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital; Central Leather Research Institute of India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Mathangi K Ramakrishnan
H.O.D, Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, CHILDS Trust Medical Research Foundation, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-653X.146998

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This article tells the story of the making of collagen sheets as dressing material in India. The thought process behind the science and the methods of usage of collagen sheets have been deliberated upon. Versatility of collagen based dressings is approved by most of the surgeons and plastic surgeons for burn injuries. There have been no adverse reactions by way of allergy, or anaphylaxis. Collagen dressings are very cost-effective, less labor intensive, but the person who uses must understand the nuances thoroughly, before starting to use. It is better to learn all about the membrane prior to using it.

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