Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Skin Grafting

Merriam-Webster has defined ‘skin grafting’ is defined as A piece of skin that is surgically removed from a donor area to replace skin in a defective or denuded area (as one that has been burned).”
In simpler words, skin grafting is the removal of transplantation of healthy skin from one area to another. The skin which is taken off and transplanted is called a ‘skin graft’. There are two major types of skin grafting. One of them is thin layer skin graft. In this type, a thin layer of skin is taken away from the healthiest part of the human body. The other one is the full thickness skin graft which is more risky as it totally depends upon the condition whether the skin is suitable for the body or not. There are various risk factors involved in skin grafting surgery. Some of them include nerve damage, bleeding, infection, loss of grafted skin etc.

Most of these surgeries are successful but it is not guaranteed that the patients who have gone through this surgery are completely recovered and they will not face any problems after the surgery. Sometimes they require the re-grafting of the skin. The grafting should be regularly monitored for good circulation.

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