Skin Grafts: The 'Unsuture' Technique

J. Regan Thomas*, David C. Mechlin, Jerry Templer

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Abstract

Small skin grafts are often the most appropriate treatment of skin defects on the face, as in the areas of the nasal tip and the anterior surface of the auricle. An improved technique for suturing the graft and applying the stent is described that uses rapidly absorbed 6-0 mild chromic sutures and a protective stent that is taped in a radial fashion. This technique has proved to yield appropriate graft results as well as avoiding a number of the inconveniences of traditional grafting and stent methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-438
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology
Volume108
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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