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    Advances in wound healing tools and techniques

    Diverse tools and technique advances


    43-year-old female with chronic post-heart-transplant wound before (April 2010) and after (September 2010) approximately eight weeks' treatment with topical timolol.

    The first use of beta blockers in healing chronic wounds involved a 43-year-old female with a persistent open surgical wound after her second heart transplant.With topical timolol 0.5 percent, said Dr. Kirsner, who treated her, the wound epithelialized in about eight weeks.

    NEXT: Photos of eight week progression

    John Jesitus
    John Jesitus is a medical writer based in Westminster, CO.


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