Comparison of back versus thigh donor sites in pediatric patients with burns.

@article{Greenhalgh1993ComparisonOB,
  title={Comparison of back versus thigh donor sites in pediatric patients with burns.},
  author={David G. Greenhalgh and P P Barthel and Glenn D. Warden},
  journal={The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation},
  year={1993},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={21-5}
}
To substantiate an observation that donor sites that are harvested from the back scar less than those that are harvested from thighs, donor sites from both areas were evaluated for the extent of scarring. For donor sites that were harvested more that 1 year before evaluation, no significant improvements were observed. Back donor sites that were evaluated less than or equal to 1 year after harvest had significant improvements in height, color, edema, suppleness, and cosmetic appearance than… CONTINUE READING