Autologous fat grafting in the treatment of a scleroderma stump-skin ulcer: a case report

Case Reports Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2021 Feb 12;8(1):18-22. doi: 10.1080/23320885.2021.1881521.


Here we describe the case of a 60-year-old-woman with systemic sclerosis sent to our Scleroderma Unit to treat digital stumps. The stumps were successfully treated with autologous fat grafting (crown-shape infiltration). Our technique of autologous lipotransfer improved wound healing in a scleroderma patient with stump-digital ulcers where all other options failed.

Keywords: autologous fat grafting; stump-digital ulcers; systemic sclerosis.

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