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

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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 secondary intent with minimal cosmetic impairment.

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

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  • Skåne University Hospital
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  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere14
JournalEplasty: Open Access Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes