Skin Graft

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Shimizu, Ruka ; Kishi, Kazuo (2012)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Plastic Surgery International, volume 2,012 (issn: 2090-1461, eissn: 2090-147X)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3335647, doi: 10.1155/2012/563493
  • Subject: Review Article | RD1-811 | Article Subject | Surgery

Skin graft is one of the most indispensable techniques in plastic surgery and dermatology. Skin grafts are used in a variety of clinical situations, such as traumatic wounds, defects after oncologic resection, burn reconstruction, scar contracture release, congenital skin deficiencies, hair restoration, vitiligo, and nipple-areola reconstruction. Skin grafts are generally avoided in the management of more complex wounds. Conditions with deep spaces and exposed bones normally require the use of skin flaps or muscle flaps. In the present review, we describe how to perform skin grafting successfully, and some variation of skin grafting.
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