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Why is pig skin and tissue used for skin grafting ?

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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: It isn't

Pig skin is used as a "biologic" dressing in preparation for skin gratfing.

In brief: It isn't

Pig skin is used as a "biologic" dressing in preparation for skin gratfing.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Close to human

Because pig skin has simar qulaities to human skin with less antigenicity than cow skin and is widely available with a low risk of disease transmission it is commonly used a s a source for tissue grafts.

In brief: Close to human

Because pig skin has simar qulaities to human skin with less antigenicity than cow skin and is widely available with a low risk of disease transmission it is commonly used a s a source for tissue grafts.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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