FEATURES: CASE SERIESNew Technique: Acute Minced Expansion Graft of Traumatic Wound TissueKlapper, Andrew Mark MD; Moradian, Scott DO; Pack, Philip DOAuthor Information Andrew Mark Klapper, MD, is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Delray Medical Center, Advanced Wound Treatment Center, Delray Beach, Florida. Scott Moradian, DO, is General Surgery PGY-3, and Philip Pack, DO, is General Surgery PGY-5, Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, Florida. The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted July 12, 2015; accepted in revised form January 14, 2016. Advances in Skin & Wound Care: December 2016 - Volume 29 - Issue 12 - p 540-545 doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000499866.27975.28 Buy Metrics Abstract OBJECTIVES: Superficial soft tissue injury, such as a skin tear, is common. For such wounds, the authors introduce a novel technique that allows the physician to salvage otherwise discarded tissue as a traumatic graft to highly accelerate wound healing. METHODS: A series of 11 patients with superficial soft tissue trauma in which debrided tissues are salvaged back into the wound by means of minced expansion grafting (MEG) are followed from presentation through healing. RESULTS: Salvaged tissue replaced back into wounds as MEG grafts greatly accelerated epithelialization and wound closure. CONCLUSIONS: Based on their experience with MEG, the authors introduce a new principle for the wound surgeon that no tissue should ever be discarded, but rather salvaged and placed back into the wound. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.