Spray-On Skin Helps Firefighter Heal from Serious Burns

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Story Summary

Eli Beasley’s life changed instantly when a backyard bonfire burned over 75 percent of his body, but leading-edge technology is helping this firefighter heal.

Jeffrey Litt, DO, was one of the first surgeons in Missouri to use a newly FDA-approved treatment called spray-on skin. In this procedure, a small sample of healthy skin is taken from the patient. An enzyme is used to break apart the skin cells, and the solution is sprayed onto the wound. The cells then start growing to form a new layer of skin.

Clinical trials show patients recover more quickly, using less skin, than with traditional skin grafts.

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