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Anyone know anything about skin grafting?
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: You betcha!
Plastic surgeons are the experts on skin grafting because we use this technique all the time to close wounds created under a variety of circumstances: injuries like burns, skin cancer removal, etc.
Any time there is too much skin missing to just pull the edges together with stitches, a skin graft is an option. The skin is removed from a hidden area and transferred to the area where it is needed.

In brief: You betcha!
Plastic surgeons are the experts on skin grafting because we use this technique all the time to close wounds created under a variety of circumstances: injuries like burns, skin cancer removal, etc.
Any time there is too much skin missing to just pull the edges together with stitches, a skin graft is an option. The skin is removed from a hidden area and transferred to the area where it is needed.
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Split or full graft
A split thickness skin graft harvests the top layers of the skin but leaves enough skin substance, i.
e. The hair follicles and the sweat glands, so that the donor area can heal. A full thickness graft is an ellipse of skin that can be sewn into the wound while the donor site is closed with a suture line. Full thickness grafts have less percentage take but give wounds a more cosmetic appearance.

In brief: Split or full graft
A split thickness skin graft harvests the top layers of the skin but leaves enough skin substance, i.
e. The hair follicles and the sweat glands, so that the donor area can heal. A full thickness graft is an ellipse of skin that can be sewn into the wound while the donor site is closed with a suture line. Full thickness grafts have less percentage take but give wounds a more cosmetic appearance.
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Thank
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