Nylon threads used as drains in free skin grafting

Haim Y. Kaplan, Josef Haik

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Split-thickness skin graft is a basic procedure in reconstructive plastic and burn surgery. Immobilization and prevention of the movement of the graft over the recipient site in the first few days is essential to ensure graft take. The fixation secures the formation of the fibrin layer, with subsequent ingrowth of capillaries into the graft (1,2). Immobilization prevents hematoma formation, which is the most frequent cause of graft failure (3).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Techniques in Skin Surgery
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780203909065
ISBN (Print)9780824707699
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


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