A simple teaching aid for taking multiple skin grafts with a dermatome

A simple teaching aid for taking multiple skin grafts with a dermatome Multiple split skin grafts are often required for large wounds such as burns and in necrotizing fascitis. Harvesting multiple skin grafts seamlessly without leaving islands of ‘normal skin’ between adjacent donor sites can be difficult, especially for junior plastic surgery trainees. A seamless donor site helps maximize graft harvest and avoids a ‘patch-work appearance’. We suggest a simple method to avoid this problem when using a three inch Zimmer® dermatome blade. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

A simple teaching aid for taking multiple skin grafts with a dermatome

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-007-0120-3
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Abstract

Multiple split skin grafts are often required for large wounds such as burns and in necrotizing fascitis. Harvesting multiple skin grafts seamlessly without leaving islands of ‘normal skin’ between adjacent donor sites can be difficult, especially for junior plastic surgery trainees. A seamless donor site helps maximize graft harvest and avoids a ‘patch-work appearance’. We suggest a simple method to avoid this problem when using a three inch Zimmer® dermatome blade.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 1, 2007

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