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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Management of Donor Site a Bygone Area in Split-skin Grafting

Divya Kumar, CP Ganesh Babu

Keywords : Donor site, Donor-site management, Dressing, Pirfenidone, Split-skin graft

Citation Information : Kumar D, Babu CG. Management of Donor Site a Bygone Area in Split-skin Grafting. 2022; 11 (1):6-9.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-9114

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Split-skin grafts contain the entirety of the epidermis and a variable amount of dermis, depending on the thickness of the harvested graft. The process of skin grafting involves the creation of another wound at the donor site, which has to be managed as the donor-site wound, will be more painful due to exposure of sensory nerve endings and distressing to the patient compared with that of the recipient site. In spite of various advances in techniques of grafting, management of the donor site is more or less standard. Donor site should also be managed adequately to avoid complications and promote wound healing. Various methods have been used by practitioners for the management of donor site.

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