Classification and pathophysiology of skin grafts.

@article{Andreassi2005ClassificationAP,
  title={Classification and pathophysiology of skin grafts.},
  author={Andrea Andreassi and Roberta Bilenchi and Maurizio Biagioli and Carlo D'Aniello},
  journal={Clinics in dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={332-7}
}
Flaps and grafts are the 2 main surgical procedures to repair losses of skin tissue. A flap is a full-thickness portion of skin sectioned and isolated peripherally and in depth from the surrounding skin, except along one side, called the peduncle. A graft is a section of skin, of variable thickness and size, completely detached from its original site and moved to cover the zone to be repaired. According to their thickness, skin grafts are classified as split thickness (or partial) and full… CONTINUE READING

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