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Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 2003;30(5):677-678.
Published online September 1, 2003.
Efficacy of Tie-over Dressing Using Silicone Gel Sheet in Skin Graft on Flat Surface.
Weon Chul Chang, Doo Seong Jeong, Joon Choe
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. psrrx@hanmail.net
Abstract
Success of skin grafts depends on sufficient immobilization and early intervention for hematoma, seroma, or infection. To stabilize and cover skin grafts with a tie-over technique was used with translucent silicone gel sheet on flat surface. Skin defect was resurfaced with skin grafts. A sterile silicone gel sheet was placed over the skin graft. Gel was fixed to the wound edges with skin sutures. Skin graft healed without any complications. Using silicone gel sheet in skin graft on flat surface is an effective method for stabilization, which also allows direct visualization of the graft designed to inspect hematoma-like complications.
Keywords: Skin graft; Tie-over dressing; Silicone gel sheet
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