Contracture of skin graft in human burns: effect of artificial dermis.

  title={Contracture of skin graft in human burns: effect of artificial dermis.},
  author={G Y Hur and Dong-Kook Seo and Jong-Wook Lee},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={40 8},
BACKGROUND Skin grafts with an artificial dermis have been widely used as a part of the efforts to minimize contractures and reduce donor-site scars. We conducted a prospective randomized clinical trial to study the effect of a dermal substitute by measuring the size of the graft after surgery for months. METHOD The artificial dermis (Matriderm, Dr. Suwelack Skin and Health Care AG, Billerbeck, Germany) was applied in combination with a split-thickness autograft in 40 patients with acute burn… CONTINUE READING
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