Biological Dressings for Skin Graft Donor Sites

Roger E. Salisbury, Douglas W. Wilmore, Paul Silverstein, Basil A. Pruitt

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Three methods of donor site management were tested in 17 patients to determine if any resulted in faster wound healing. Gross inspection and biopsies revealed no differences between donor sites left uncovered or those treated with fine mesh gauze. However, porcine xenograft coverage resulted in a significant incidence (35%) of increased inflammation and delayed repair, making it an unsuitable dressing for fresh donor sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-706
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1973


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Salisbury, R. E., Wilmore, D. W., Silverstein, P., & Pruitt, B. A. (1973). Biological Dressings for Skin Graft Donor Sites. Archives of Surgery, 106(5), 705-706.