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Skin grafting overview

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Indications

  • Wounds where tissue loss results in insufficient skin to permit primary or secondary closure.
  • Large wounds in which healing by second intention will be prolonged and result in a large scar.
  • Wounds too large to heal by second intention without contracture reducing function, particularly adjacent to an important structure, eg eye, orifice, joint.

Types of graft

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Preparation of recipient bed

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Preparation of donor site

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Techniques

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Graft storage

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Elce Y (2011) Degloving injuries in horses: initial treatment. Comp Contin Educ Vet 33 (8), E1-4.
  • Theoret C (2009) Tissue engineering in wound repair: the three "R"s--repair, replace, regenerate. Vet Surg 38 (8), 905-913.
  • Hanson R R (2008) Complications of equine wound management and dermatologic surgery. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 24 (3), 663-696
  • Wilmink J M, van Den Boom R, van Weeren P R & Barneveld A (2006) The modified Meek technique as a novel method for skin grafting in horses: evaluation of acceptance, wound contraction and closure in chronic wounds. Equine Vet J 38 (4), 324-329 PubMed.
  • Bristol D G (2005) Skin grafts and skin flaps in the horse. Vet Clin Equine 21, 125-144 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Schumacher J (2019) Skin Grafting. In: Equine Surgery. 5th edn. Eds: Auer J & Stick J. Saunders, USA. pp 381-403.
  • Schumacher J & Wilmink J M (2008) Free Skin Grafting. In: Equine Wound Management. 2nd edn. Eds: Stashak T S & Theoret C L. Wiley-Blackwell, USA. pp 509-542.
  • Knottenbelt D C (2003) Handbook of Equine Wound Management. Saunders Elsevier, UK.

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