Dr. Fredrik Correa at Danderyds Hospital in Sweden was able to heal a female patient, who faced having her leg amputated, using Kerecis Omega3 Wound. The patient had been suffering from a chronic leg ulcer for a quarter of a century that had shown little progress towards healing. Standard of care was provided with no signs of healing for 25 years.
Stockholm County Innovation and the Department of Dermatology at Danderyds Hospital in Stockholm announced the successful outcome of Kerecis Omega3 Wound treatment product on seven patients with severe chronic leg wounds. The patients' wounds had not healed with traditional treatments. One patient had been treated for a chronic leg wound for 25 years. After being treated with the Kerecis fish-skin graft, the wound healed in only 8 weeks. Another patient saw a 6-year-old chronic wound heal in a matter of months.
"These were some of our most difficult cases and the results for the patients were very good," said Fredrik Correa, the physician in charge of the project at Danderyds. "Many of these chronic, hard-to-heal wounds showed recovery and accelerated healing using the fish skin. It is clear to us that Kerecis Omega3 Wound accelerated and helped the wounds heal faster," he added.
25 year old ulcer healed in 8 weeks by Kerecis
Dela Hansford, 76, from Hampshire, faced having her leg amputated two years after a small wound, like a blood blister, developed on her leg. Kerecis Omega3 Wound fish skin graft healed her ulchers and saved her leg from being amputated. Two years after she noticed a small wound, like a blood blister, on her right shin, Dela Hansford faced having her leg amputated. In 2013, Mrs Hansford, 76, a widow from Hampshire, developed several ulcers on her leg.
But the wound didn't heal - and then over six months, four others appeared. 'They became very big, two were about the size of my palms and very deep, almost to the tendon.' They were so deep that, in April last year, she was told amputation of her lower leg was a distinct possibility. Dela Hansford heard about the treatment through her daughter, Pamala, who lives in Iceland, and says: 'I suggested to my NHS consultant that we tried it.' The treatment began in July 2014. 'It made a massive difference,' says Mrs Hansford. 'The ulcers started healing straight away - you could see changes almost within days. 'Four have healed and one is on the way to healing - it's less than half the size it was. As soon as they started the treatment, I could feel myself getting better.'
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'The first appeared after I banged my leg on a chair in the September. It was like a blood blister and I thought it would go away,' she says. 'I kept it clean and looked after it, but it got bigger and about a month later I went to see my GP, who dressed it.'