Shimon, an 86-year old man with diabetes and venous insufficiency, suffered from a Venous Leg Ulcer (VLU) in his left leg for seven years.
Shimon has undergone several treatments, including a number of catheterizations in his leg – until he could not undergo a further catheterization – ozone gas treatment, and hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments, all of which proved unsuccessful in healing his wound.
In the past few months, due to the emergency situation caused by COVID-19, Shimon was unable to receive treatment at the clinic, and the wound subsequently grew deeper and larger, spreading to the side of the leg.
Shimon’s family began to lose faith that his condition would ever improve; the numerous treatments and the countless number of doctors met, led his family to believe he was “doomed to live with a chronic wound for the rest of his life, without an option for improvement, just making sure that the situation does not become any worse or deteriorate”.
However, about two months ago, Shimon’s Wound Care Specialist suggested a new, innovative treatment that recreates the natural healing process of the body – ActiGraft® – with the hope of improving his static condition.
For the past two months, Shimon has received weekly treatments at the clinic, and finally, after years of stagnation, his family saw significant improvement in the condition of the wound; his leg retained the color of a healthy leg and is covered with new skin. His daughters noted that, “The treatment accelerated and renewed the skin and covered large areas of the wound, as if it has undergone skin transplantation.”
-- Shimon’s daughters, Dvora & Liz
Now, two months post-ActiGraft® treatments, Shimon’s daughter note that his quality of life has improved dramatically, his pain has been reduced, and he is able to walk a longer distance.
April, a paraplegic woman, suffered with a debilitating non-healing pressure injury on her buttock for six months.
Mehl suffered from an aggressive form of gangrene on her toe that required a partial foot amputation. The infection continued to spread and Mehl risked losing not only her entire foot, but most of her leg below the knee.
Luciano, a 69-year-old man, suffered a fall that resulted in three non-healing wounds on his legs.
Jill, a 68-year old woman, underwent a below-the-knee amputation in which muscle flap failure occurred, and resulted in a debilitating, non-healing wound.