Is skin grafting effective?

Yes. If there is an open wound, but no exposed bone or tendon, then a skin graft can work well to get the wound closed. It's not pretty, but it is functional.

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How effective is skin grafting for treating melanoma?

Not a treatment. Skin grafting is not a treatment for melanoma. There are multiple treatments available depending on the extent of the disease. Excision of the melanoma whether via traditional surgery or Moh's excision can leave a defect or gap in the skin and skin grafting is often used to fill that defect and recreate the barrier function of your skin. Read more...

What is skin grafting?

Transplant your skin. A skin graft is used to cover a burn or large wound where all of the layers of skin have been lost. It is taken from one area of the body to cover the defect. It can be partial thickness (the donor site will grow back) or full thickness (donor site needs to be closed). Read more...
Transplantation. Skin grafting is the transfer of viable tissue from one site to another, usually with the intention to heal a wound. Read more...

Does it hurt to have skin grafting?

Local anesthetic. There is localized pain at the the donor site and recepient site. There will be discomfort for 1-2 days after the anesthetic will wear off. Read more...
Recovery. While the operation itself is done under anesthesia, the area where the skin is harvested from ("donor site") can be sore during the recovery phase. Read more...

Anyone know anything about skin grafting?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What are the implications of skin grafting?

Skin grafting. When skin grafting is necessary, it is taken from a donor site as a shave and placed on the wound. It will result in skin color changes at both donor and recipient site. It is usually done when there are no other better options. Read more...

What exactly is the skin grafting procedure?

Moving skin. The most common is "split thickness skin grafting" a thin layer of skin is shaved from an area usually the thigh and used to heal another area which is needing skin. There are a lot of variations including "full thickness skin grafting" which moves the whole thickness of the skin for a different result. Read more...

Need a simple explaination for this. What is skin grafting?

Skin transfer. Skin is harvested from one site as a partial thickness graft, most commonly the lateral thigh, and transferred to an open wound where it should heal and allow for coverage of the wound with healthy skin. The donor site will heal in on its own as most layers of the skin remain. Read more...

What is the management of a loved one after she undergoes skin grafting?

Support and care. Supporting one psychologically, emotionally, and physically are all important during the recovery phase and may mean wound care, medication and pain management, support for those concerned about the consequences of scarring, etc. Read more...
If the health is goo. If your loved one is in good health otherwise, continue to live like you did before and don't focus on the problem area. Sometimes the emotional trauma is more serious than the physical injury. Good luck from nyc. Read more...