Subcutaneous tissue infiltration as an adjunct to split-thickness skin grafting

Paul Silverstein, William F. McManus, Basil A. Pruitt

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Abstract

Subcutaneous infiltration of warm Ringer's lactate solution has been used to facilitate the harvesting of split-thickness skin grafts from ordinarily irregular donor sites in over 400 patients. The technic is simple, relatively inexpensive, and safe when utilized with care and judgment. The quality of skin obtained from donor sites on the chest, back, buttocks, or extremities is superior to that obtained without the use of this technic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)624-625
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Volume123
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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