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Expansion technique for skin grafts (Meek technique) in the treatment of severely burned patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11164667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The important limiting factor in the treatment of the severely burned patient is the lack of autograft donor skin. The method of obtaining uniform widely expanded postage stamp autografts described by Meek in 1963 has been evaluated in this study amongst seven severely burned patients. The expansion ratio of 1:4, 1:6, 1:9 was mostly used. After the removal of polyamide gauze on seventh post-operative day the autografts island were covered with overlay allograft, if the expansion ratio of 1:6 and above was used. The mean epithelialization rate was 90% within 4-5 weeks. The preliminary experience suggests, and proves that, it is a method of choice in severely burned patients.
A R Lari; R K Gang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0305-4179     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-05-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Al-Babtain Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Ibn Sina Hospital, Salmiya, Kuwait.
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MeSH Terms
Burns / surgery*
Skin Transplantation / methods*
Tissue Expansion / methods*
Transplantation, Autologous
Transplantation, Homologous

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