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Fast and Standardized Skin Grafting of Leg Wounds With a New Technique : Report of 2 Cases and Review of Previous Methods

Hamnerius, Nils LU ; Wallin, Ewa LU ; Svensson, Åke LU ; Stenström, Pernilla LU and Svensjö, Tor LU (2016) In Eplasty: Open Access Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 16. p.14-14
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chronic leg ulcers remain a challenge to the treating physician. Such wounds often need skin grafts to heal. This necessitates a readily available, fast, simple, and standardized procedure for grafting.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to test a novel method developed for outpatient transplant procedures.

METHODS: The procedure employs a handheld disposable dermatome and a roller mincer that cut the skin into standardized micrografts that can be spread out onto a suitable graft bed. Wounds were followed until healed and photographed.

RESULTS: The device was successfully used to treat and close a traumatic lower limb wound and a persistent chronic venous leg ulcer. The donor site itself healed by... (More)

BACKGROUND: Chronic leg ulcers remain a challenge to the treating physician. Such wounds often need skin grafts to heal. This necessitates a readily available, fast, simple, and standardized procedure for grafting.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to test a novel method developed for outpatient transplant procedures.

METHODS: The procedure employs a handheld disposable dermatome and a roller mincer that cut the skin into standardized micrografts that can be spread out onto a suitable graft bed. Wounds were followed until healed and photographed.

RESULTS: The device was successfully used to treat and close a traumatic lower limb wound and a persistent chronic venous leg ulcer. The donor site itself healed by secondary intent with minimal cosmetic impairment.

CONCLUSION: The method was successfully used to graft 2 lower extremity wounds.

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  author       = {Hamnerius, Nils and Wallin, Ewa and Svensson, Åke and Stenström, Pernilla and Svensjö, Tor},
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  title        = {Fast and Standardized Skin Grafting of Leg Wounds With a New Technique : Report of 2 Cases and Review of Previous Methods},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2016},
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