This medical video looks into the new wound healing gel that is available.
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Jennifer Matthews: It takes help from her daughter, but Kathryn Eckholdt is happy just to get around. Poor health and chronic wounds had doctors suggesting amputation. Dr. Paul Harch; She would have lost both legs very likely and I don't know if she would have made it through either of those operations. Jennifer Matthews: Instead, doctor Paul Harch took care of Kathryn's health, then turned to p-gel to treat her wounds. Dr. Paul Harch: The potential to minimize amputations is significant. Jennifer Matthews: Blood is drawn and spun to separate it. The platelet-rich plasma on top is combined with healing proteins, growth stimulants and vitamins. The result is a gel that is placed on the wound every four days. Dr. Paul Harch: The normal process of wound healing entails using the body's normal defense mechanisms and normal healing factors and the P-Gel replicates that. Jennifer Matthews: After nine months, Kathryn's wound is finally healing and her daughter is relieved. Eirleen Brown: It really is close to a miracle. I cannot believe it. Jennifer Matthews: As for Angela Williams, p-gel saved her from having her leg amputated because of a leg ulcer. Three applications and less than eight weeks and Angela's wound went from this to this. Angela Williams: It worked real fast. It started healing quick when they started treating me with the gel. Jennifer Matthews: It changed Angela's life and Doctor Harch says it could change the future of wound care. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.