Journal of Trauma and Critical Care

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The use of amniotic membrane in healing excisional debridement of sea urchin stings

Joint Event on 2nd International Conference on Wound Care, Tissue Repair and Regenerative Medicine & World Congress on Microbiology & Applied Microbiology
February 21-22, 2019 | Paris, France

Clifton Peele, Sarah Foyle and Barbara Saar

University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, USA

Scientific Tracks Abstracts : J Trauma Crit Care

DOI: 10.4066/2591-7358-C1-002


Sea urchin stings have plagued many people and most commonly affect the feet. Many physicians in literature have described treatments for these traumas. The various treatment options for sea urchin stings range from soaking the feet in vinegar to help detach the barbs, to antibiotic therapy with narcotics for pain control. However, in an extensive review of literature, Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane has not yet been used to treat sea urchin stings. Allografts have been used to treat every type of traumatic condition and chronic foot ulcers that affect every type of population. Now Allografts such as Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane have found a new usefulness in the treatment of Sea Urchin stings. The Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane can reduce the scar tissue formation, decrease skin contracture and return to normal epithelialize skin.


Clifton Peele is a native of Eastern North Carolina, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from East Carolina University. After which he earned his doctorate in podiatric medicine from the renowned Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. Advancing his training as a preceptor at One Foot Two Foot Clinic in Suffolk, VA. He completed his medical and surgical training at the prestigious Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was fortunate to be accepted to a twoyear fellowship in wound care and diabetic limb salvage at University Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Currently, he is a podiatrist at Total Foot Care Clinic in Hattiesburg, MS. 


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