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Clinical Application of Microskin Grafting to Repair Granulation or Decrustation Wounds

Sun, Yiqun MD*; Pan, Yu MD†; Chen, Shirui MD*; Zhao, Yulian MD*; Wang, Yang MD*; Zheng, Xinyu MD, PhD‡

doi: 10.1097/01.BCR.0000226083.38673.E5
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One hundred seven granulating or decrustation wounds in 58 patients were grafted with microskin grafts of different sizes. The modified procedure has been used successfully for different wound sites, such as limb, chest, abdomen, and the back, with satisfactory results. Signs of epithelialization were shown within 5 to 22 days in 40 patients. The wound healing rate was 94.4%, including 71.9% total healing rate and 22.4% improved healing rate. We think that this method could be applied to either granulation or decrustation wounds in addition to excision wounds.

From the *Department of Burns, Fifth Clinical College, China Medical University, General Hospital of Benxi Iron and Steel Company, Benxi; †Department of Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Liaoning College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shenyang; and ‡Department of Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University. Shenyang, P.R. China.

Address correspondence Dr. Xinyu Zheng, Department of Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, 155 North Nanjing Street, Shenyang 110001, P.R. China.

Partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China to Dr. X. Zheng (No. 30371625).

© 2006 The American Burn Association