Medical-Grade Honey as an Alternative to Surgery

A Case Series

Jennifer Bayron, MD; Kathy Gallagher, DNP, APRN, FNP, FACCWS; Luis Cardenas, DO, PhD


Wounds. 2019;31(2):36-40. 

In This Article

Materials and Methods

A retrospective review of clinical experience, medical review, and photographic documentation was undertaken after receiving approval from Christiana Care Institutional Review Board (Newark, DE). All patient charts on the acute wound care service from 2012 to 2015 were reviewed. To be included, patients had to decline the recommendation of operative debridement or skin grafting, utilize ALH as an alternative to operative debridement, and have regular follow-up visits. Twelve patients who met these criteria were identified. Demographic information including age, sex, and medical comorbidities were collected. Wound measurements, descriptions, and photographic documentation at initial presentation and at subsequent follow-up were collected and reviewed to assess wound progression and healing (Table).