Functional and cosmetic outcome of full- versus split-thickness skin grafts in pediatric palmar surface burns: a prospective, independent evaluation.

@article{Chan2013FunctionalAC,
  title={Functional and cosmetic outcome of full- versus split-thickness skin grafts in pediatric palmar surface burns: a prospective, independent evaluation.},
  author={Queenie E Chan and Federica Barzi and John R. Harvey and Andrew J A Holland},
  journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={232-6}
}
Palmar hand burns continue to be a common injury in the pediatric population, with long-term implications for function, hand rehabilitation, and psychosocial well-being in a growing child. Debate over the choice of full-thickness skin grafts (FTSG) and split skin grafts (SSG) for optimal subsequent functional and cosmetic outcomes continues. This study prospectively evaluated children who required skin grafting of palmar burns at our institution between January 2008 and December 2009. A… CONTINUE READING
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