Conventional industrial foam rubber as an alternative dressing for large skin grafts in plastic surgery

Conventional industrial foam rubber as an alternative dressing for large skin grafts in plastic... Industrially manufactured foam rubber (polyurethane) is clinically used as variable, hygienic mattresses and also serves as a positioning aid during surgery. It can be sterilized and used to cover large skin grafts; it conforms well to the anatomical topography. It is stapled together with the skin graft, this allows mobilization of patients with large skin grafts i.e. >10% body surface area. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Conventional industrial foam rubber as an alternative dressing for large skin grafts in plastic surgery

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF01152206
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Abstract

Industrially manufactured foam rubber (polyurethane) is clinically used as variable, hygienic mattresses and also serves as a positioning aid during surgery. It can be sterilized and used to cover large skin grafts; it conforms well to the anatomical topography. It is stapled together with the skin graft, this allows mobilization of patients with large skin grafts i.e. >10% body surface area.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 1, 1997

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