Skip to comments.A Man Was Burned In A Fire. Then They Shot Him With A Really Nice Gun To Make Him Feel Better.
Posted on 04/05/2014 5:37:13 AM PDT by Popman
Dr. Jorg Gerlach has invented a gun that shoots new skin on burn victims. There's really nowhere to go from there, so let's just go ahead and learn about the skin gun.
WARNING: There are graphic closeups of burns in this video, so if that kind of thing bothers you, bring the smelling salts and a fainting couch. It's kind of amazing.
Warning, I found nothing.
Very cool idea and device ... it'll never get off the ground.
The AMA can't make any money from it like ... cancer chemo at 6K a shot (my wife in 2004 ... it killed her, IMO)
It's a video
Worked for me...
Amazing technology. My hat is off to those who came up with that gift to society. Too bad things like this get hidden in the black holes of media space, instead we hear more of useless garbage.
I'd like to see a time lapse video of the skin healing...
Almost perfect skin after four days later as the video states seems almost too good to be true...
Thanks. I’m glad I checked the thread again. Amazing.
This is truly amazing. Part of me wants to believe that the man in the video was a paid actor, but I have to believe he was the real deal. It looked like nothing ever happened.
If you think about it, this should work (on paper). Burned skin is dead and flakes away, leaving huge swaths of subcutaneous tissue exposed. Spray it with the patient’s own stem cells, and you’ve simply done what the body can’t because of interruptions to the skin’s “matrix.” They’ve taken the body’s own tissue, atomized it, sprayed it on a damaged area, and since it’s the patient’s own cell, the body just accepts it and re-establishes the cellular matrix in the area.
Think of it as if you put a large hole in a wall in your house. You cut away the jagged edges of drywall, put a new piece in it’s place, secure it to a stud or to the surrounding drywall, put some joint tape around the seam, cover it with joint compound, let it dry, texture, repaint, and you’re done. In this case, instead of putting new skin in place, they’re simply spraying the skin on the area where it will re-bond with the rest of the healthy skin in the area. I would imagine the healing time is no different than if you scraped your knee but without the bleeding or oozing that you’d normally get.
Wondering if our military has used this on our wounded warriors??
I certainly hope so...
But with the current administration, I'm they would prefer our vets to take two aspirins and be seem in two months ...
I'd be doing the drywall thing today... : ^ )
I doubt it, since the device has not been fully tested and FDA approved. However, someone might be testing it. I used to work at a hospital with a top-notch burn unit. They were often testing new treatments in clinical trials.
This is not to say that our soldiers are guinea pigs! Nothing will ever be tested in humans unless it is already shown effective in animal testing, and whatever new therapy is being tested, the patient still must receive the standard of care in addition to the test therapy.
They need to do a video that shows an actual case from beginning to end.
The doctor is wonderful, but he needs a new hair stylist.
Coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Years ago I worked in a burn unit. The pain & suffering was ungodly. This gun will do away with nearly all of that. Amazing.
“But with the current administration, I’m they would prefer our vets to take two aspirins and be seem in two months ...”
If they can find the paperwork. However, if the case was backlogged, then the paperwork was shredded to lower the backlog ... the case would then have to reapply ...
This appears to be a very useful tool for the treatment of second degree burns, but it isn’t going to help victims of full depth, third degree burns.
Why not? Because it does not deal with the fact that you can’t grow live skin on dead meat.
For third degree, full depth burns, the dead tissue must be quickly removed surgically before it becomes necrotic, then the wound must be sealed to prevent fluid loss and infection. Only later can the skin be restored, usually with a full thickness graft. Skin contraction and scarring has been the result for years.
Fortunately, there are tissue scaffolds under development that can be implanted in the wound space that support tissue growth with minimum contraction and also some resorbable artificial skin treatments that have the potential of restoring a patient’s own skin in even the most serious survivable third degree burn cases.
I wonder how many dollars of campaign contributions to Democrats are required before your typical 0bamacare recipient can qualify for this level of care.