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Skin grafting

Skin grafting

Sheet grafting of third-degree or full thickness burns 

Sheet grafting is the ideal wound covering. A strip of donor skin is taken from an unburned area and transferred to the excised burn area. Advantages of sheet grafting are durability and less contraction. Sheet grafts are also more cosmetic than alternate methods of grafting.

Sheet graft before and after

Mesh grafting of third-degree burns

Mesh grafting is required when there is not enough undamaged skin available to use as a donor site. Mesh grafts use less donor skin that allows a child with a large total surface area to achieve wound closure in less time than using sheet grafts. The mesh pattern, however, persists throughout the child’s life.

Mesh graft before and after