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A Modified, Improved, Easy and Fast Technique for Split-Thickness Skin Grafting.
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PMID:  21623748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background  Large non-healing ulcers and wounds frequently pose a great therapeutic challenge to clinicians and often require skin grafting. Objectives  Various skin grafting methods are available to cover large skin defects that fail to epithelise. These methods include the use of small pinch grafts, full-thickness punch grafts, large-sized full-thickness grafts and split-thickness grafts. Large-sized full-thickness and split-thickness skin grafting requires expertise to produce cosmetically acceptable results and prevent cobblestoning, unlike small pinch and full-thickness punch grafts. Methods  We describe a method for split-thickness skin grafting using tumescent anaesthesia at the donor site and an electrodermatome and a polyurethane membrane without sutures at the site of the skin defect. Results  Since 1997, we have practised a modified, improved, quick and easy split-thickness skin grafting method to cover large skin defects at the extremities. Complete healing is usually achieved four to six weeks after the split-thickness skin transplantation, and long-term results are aesthetically successful. Conclusions  We provide a sophisticated modified split-thickness skin graft procedure that has been practised for many years and provides cosmetically acceptable results while saving time.
M Kneilling; H Breuninger; W Schippert; H M Häfner; M Moehrle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2133     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 British Association of Dermatologists.
Department of Dermatology, Eberhard Karls University, Liebermeisterstr. 25, 72076 Tübingen, Germany;
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