Glass fibre in wound healing

A wound care specialist in the US has found that glass fibre can help to heal wounds

A diabetic patient had a shin wound that measured 50mm x 30mm x 3mm, which was filled with specially processed borate glass fibres. The wound began to heal and after several weekly glass fibre treatments, it healed completely, leaving little scar tissue. Seven other patients participating in trials have had similar results with glass fibre treatment.

Wray P. Am Ceram Soc Bull 2011; 90: 25

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