TIL Brazilian Doctors are Experimenting with Using Tilapia Skin Instead of Human Skin Grafts for Treatment of Severe Burn Victims

TIL Brazilian Doctors are Experimenting with Using Tilapia Skin Instead of Human Skin Grafts for Treatment of Severe Burn Victims
TIL Brazilian Doctors are Experimenting with Using Tilapia Skin Instead of Human Skin Grafts for ...

But not as grafts, as bandages

It is in use in the US.

Yup my wife’s niece had a terrible burn on her arm in Georgia and they used Tilapia skin

they still use leaches when trying to reattach fingers and what have you.

They work better than anything modern science has come up with..

that's really cool! I had no idea, this was the first I'd heard of it

Aww, i was excited for fish skin

They talked about this on The Good Doctor, great show.

if they are the only thing keeping you from losing a digit, you will change your mind :)

well that's interesting. tbh, the idea of leaches bring used on my body as part of a medical procedure has guben me nightmares before lol.