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  1. #11
    There appear to be changes. What does the physician say?
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  2. #12
    Doesn't seem anyone knows anymore than we do. It a wait and see for a month. Then the stitches come out. Watching for redness (sign of infection) fever, any changes out of the ordinary. Nurse comes to the house on tuesday and fridays, to check bandage and take vitals. Other than that, I just stay off of it. Bored!!

  3. #13
    I quickly get antsy when immobilized. Hang in there. At least you can get online. A local wound clinic is now following you via me. I have a nurse friend who works there. They are very progressive and use most of the high tech wound treatments. However they have never used GJ because of its history. When it was first marketed the manufacturer got in to legal trouble. The stuff is made from human bones. The bones supposedly come from bona fide organ doners. Because that was difficult their supplier was getting them from a couple of bone robbing funeral homes. When that was discovered the whole operation was shut down. GJ is now made by a different manufacturer with appropriate controls in place. However the wound clinic here is part of a Catholic hospital operation which is super sensitive about cadaver treatment. The Ststers need more convincing that the operation is now ethical/moral/legal.
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  4. #14
    From what I've read. Its made from donated fat cells. You can go on the KCI site and they have some info on it. There are other kinds made from pig fat and a laboratory synthetic. The more I read the more confused I get.
    I have a call in to the KCI community education person, but they are on vacation for a couple weeks.

  5. #15
    You are correct. GJ is made from dermal tissue. I guess bone came to mind because it was most frequently mentioned in the articles reporting on the scandal. If you are interested in what got the nuns' attention you can read about it here:
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