Bacterial colonisation of leg ulcers and its effect on the success rate of skin grafting.

@article{Gilliland1988BacterialCO,
  title={Bacterial colonisation of leg ulcers and its effect on the success rate of skin grafting.},
  author={E. L. Gilliland and N Nathwani and Caroline J. Dor{\'e} and James D Lewis},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={1988},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={105-8}
}
There is little information on the immediate and long-term results of skin grafting to chronic lower limb ulcers. Our experience in their management had led us to analyse, retrospectively, the results of split thickness skin grafts applied to lower limb ulcers in 88 consecutive patients. Graft take has been related to bacterial growth from ulcer swabs taken on admission, preoperatively and postoperatively. Follow-up was for a median of 18 months. Initial graft take varied from 20% to 100… CONTINUE READING
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