Effects of a silicone-coated polyamide net dressing and calcium alginate on the healing of split skin graft donor sites: a prospective randomised trial.

@article{ODonoghue2000EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a silicone-coated polyamide net dressing and calcium alginate on the healing of split skin graft donor sites: a prospective randomised trial.},
  author={Joseph M O'Donoghue and Sean T O'Sullivan and Michael O'Shaughnessy and Thomas P. O'connor},
  journal={Acta chirurgiae plasticae},
  year={2000},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={
          3-6
        }
}
An open randomised prospectively controlled trial was performed to assess the healing efficacy, slippage rate and degree of discomfort on removal of calcium alginate and a silicone-coated polyamide net dressing on split skin graft donor sites. Sixteen patients were randomised to the calcium alginate group and 14 to the silicone-coated group. The donor sites were assessed at days 7, 10, 14 and up to day 21. The mean time to healing in the calcium alginate group was 8.75 +/- 0.78 days (range 7 to… CONTINUE READING

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