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Revolutionary burn treatment offers rapid recovery

from WCBD-TV

From Aug. 28: A man is recovering well after an Medical University of South Carolina Health team performed the first reported successful minimally invasive skin graft on a burn in the United States. Tommy Porcha, 54, suffered deep second-degree burns over 17 percent of his body on July 26. Typically, a traditional skin graft would have been needed, where a surgeon would take a portion of skin from the patient’s thighs and stretch it over the burns. Instead, Porcha was treated using an enzyme gel as part of a study the burn center is participating in. more

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