Silicone Removal
  Inspection and Preparation of the Site
  Harvesting the Thin Epidermal Graft
  Epidermal Graft Post-Op Care

Attaching the Thin Graft
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The graft should be attached as per normal facility protocol, taking
the following into account
  • Thin epidermal grafts are more fragile than conventional split thickness grafts
  • The thinness of the graft makes orientation easy to confuse. (Curl under indicates correct
  • Carefully smooth out the graft
  • Saline can be used to float the graft into position
  • Interstices should be larger than 2mm for meshed grafts. Sheet grafts will have no interstices.
  • Secure by stapling edges and center as appropriate


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