1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours
The reconstruction ladder is the guiding principle for wound reconstruction with the aim of restoring form and function to patients. It is meant to represent the spectrum of closure options available for wounds beginning with the simplest, most effective technique possible. Advanced therapies, such as skin substitutes, offer additional “rungs” on the reconstructive ladder to foster a more holistic patient-based approach with improved outcomes and cost efficiencies. This session will explore the evolution of the reconstructive ladder and highlight the role of skin substitutes in harnessing a more effective and holistic care model of wound reconstruction.