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What degree of burns requires a skin graft?

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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The answer to your question depends on the size of the burn and the depth of the burn.
A 3rd degree burn is a full thickness burn involving all layers of the skin. If it can't be excised and closed primarily, it will likely need a skin graft. Some partial thickness burns (2nd degree) may require grafting also if they cannot heal in a reasonable amount of time.

In brief: Depends

The answer to your question depends on the size of the burn and the depth of the burn.
A 3rd degree burn is a full thickness burn involving all layers of the skin. If it can't be excised and closed primarily, it will likely need a skin graft. Some partial thickness burns (2nd degree) may require grafting also if they cannot heal in a reasonable amount of time.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Third

A third degree burn or damage to the deeper dermis may require a skin graft to close the wound.
This would be determined by a plastic surgeon

In brief: Third

A third degree burn or damage to the deeper dermis may require a skin graft to close the wound.
This would be determined by a plastic surgeon
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