Find Apligraf®Finding Apligraf®Questions to Ask Your Doctor

The following questions will be useful to you when you discuss the possibility of receiving Apligraf® as a treatment for your non-healing ulcer. It may be helpful for you to print these out, and take them to your doctor on the next visit.

  1. Are you familiar with Apligraf®?
  2. What is your experience with Apligraf®?
  3. Would Apligraf® be an appropriate treatment for my non-healing wound?
  4. [If doctor answers ‘No’ to question 3] Why do you think Apligraf® is inappropriate for my wound?
  5. Do you apply Apligraf® in your office?
  6. [If no to question 5] Do you know of another clinic or Wound Care Center where I can get treated with Apligraf®?
  7. Is Apligraf® covered by my insurance?

References:

3. Falanga V, Sabolinski ML. A bilayered living skin construct (Apligraf®) accelerates complete closure of hard-to-heal venous ulcers. Wound Repair Regen. 1999;7:201-207.

4. Veves A, Falanga V, et al. Graftskin, a human skin equivalent, is effective in management of non-infected neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers. Diabetes Care. 2001;24:290-295