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: firstname.lastname@example.org K. R. Sherry e-mail: email@example.com
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