New Device Could Reduce Surgical Scarring, Stanford University Medical Center Reveals

Published: May 23, 2011

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a special wound dressing that they report was able to significantly reduce scar tissue caused by incisions. Results of animal tests and of an early clinical trial of the dressing were "stunning," said Michael Longaker, MD, MBA, the Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor at the School of Medicine and senior author of a study that details the findings. "It was a surprisingly effective treatment." The study will be published online May 23 in the Annals of Surgery.

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