The use of Mepitel ® instead of tie-over dressing for lower-limb split skin grafts

The use of Mepitel ® instead of tie-over dressing for lower-limb split skin grafts Traditionally, tie-over dressings have been used to secure split thickness skin grafts in place, preventing graft failure. These may however present problems when fixed onto delicate skin, particularly on the lower limb. We present an alternative method of securing the split skin graft using a Mepitel® dressing, which we have found reduces the potential for soft tissue damage surrounding the graft. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The use of Mepitel ® instead of tie-over dressing for lower-limb split skin grafts

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-008-0284-5
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Abstract

Traditionally, tie-over dressings have been used to secure split thickness skin grafts in place, preventing graft failure. These may however present problems when fixed onto delicate skin, particularly on the lower limb. We present an alternative method of securing the split skin graft using a Mepitel® dressing, which we have found reduces the potential for soft tissue damage surrounding the graft.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2008

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