Harvesting split skin graft from degloved skin—why waste dermis?

Harvesting split skin graft from degloved skin—why waste dermis? Eur J Plast Surg (2011) 34:219 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0522-5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Harvesting split skin graft from degloved skin—why waste dermis? Katie R. Sherry & Philip Gilbert Received: 2 September 2010 /Accepted: 17 October 2010 /Published online: 22 December 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 Sir, as the dermis/fat interface is undamaged, it can still be used Mopuri et al. describe a technique for harvesting a split as a Wolfe graft. skin graft from degloved skin, but have totally missed the The take of properly defatted degloved skin is excellent. point about how best to manage the degloved skin. Why waste precious dermis? McGrowther and Sully describe the use of the Gibson– Ross dermatome because the whole point is to convert the degloved skin into a full-thickness skin graft which will References give a much better cosmetic and functional result than a split skin graft. 1. Mopuri N, Srinivasan J, Magdum A (2010) Harvesting split skin If the skin surface of the degloved skin is damaged, it graft from degloved skin - a refined technique. Eur J Plast Surg would be unsuitable for taking a split skin graft, yet as long 33:171–2. doi:10.1007/s00238-010-0431-7 K. R. Sherry (*) P. Gilbert Queen Victoria Hospital, Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex( RH19 3DZ( England, United Kingdom e-mail: katie.sherry@qvh.nhs.uk K. R. Sherry e-mail: katiesherry@nhs.net http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Harvesting split skin graft from degloved skin—why waste dermis?

1 page

Loading next page...
1 Page
Copyright © 2011 by Springer-Verlag
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial