Every now and then there is some advancement in the field of medical sciences that baffles everyone. Jessie Townley had suffered from painful ulcers on her legs for the last 20 years. She was not aware a few months ago that a person that she never met in her life would help her in such a way that she would get healed from her wound. In a latest breakthrough the 92 year old became the first person in Britain to have a wound healed using skin from dead person.
The successful surgery took nearly an hour and has now given her sigh of relief from her agonizing ulcers. During her recovery, she mentioned, “I feel so grateful to the doctors. I needed dressings twice a week and that meant trips to hospital. I have been careful not to knock my leg as that can make things worse and it has stopped me doing things”.
She has become the first person to undergo the new technique involving transplanted skin cells from dead donors known as decellularised dermis. After mere 10 week the wound gets healed and a fresh skin gets revealed. The doctors who conducted this trial acknowledged the success and aid that the grafts could transform the lives of patients with ulcers, burns and bedsores.