Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:313–314 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-0930-z LETTER TO THE EDITOR Uniform full-thickness and thick split-thickness skin graft harvest from the groin: the quickest and convenient approach Devendra Kumar Gupta & Shruti Devendra Received: 12 November 2013 /Accepted: 14 January 2014 /Published online: 2 February 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, resulting donor scar is very well hidden and becomes The thick graft harvested from the groin is mostly required for inconspicous with time. On the contrary, when a thin or resurfacing of the raw areas of the hand, fingers, toes, and medium-thickness skin graft is required and the resulting other mobile parts of the body like joint, lip, and neck to donor site epithelializes, the thigh or other areas of the prevent contracture and provide good texture and elasticity body are chosen. [1–3]. The groin skin usually harvested with the help of scissors and a knife is not of uniform thickness, which requires a trimming of the fat . The use of scissors for trimming purposes may damage the skin to some extent and it is usually a haphazard and time-consuming process. As the skin grafting is one of the basic operations in plastic surgery, techniques to
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: May 1, 2014
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