K-wire assisted split-thickness skin graft harvesting from the anterior trunk.

@article{Yontar2016KwireAS,
  title={K-wire assisted split-thickness skin graft harvesting from the anterior trunk.},
  author={Yalcin Yontar and A. S. Bruckstein Çoruh and Mehmet Severcan},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={
          222-229
        }
}
Split thickness skin graft (STSG) harvesting from the anterior chest and abdominal wall skin is quite a difficult process. The main reason for the difficulty to perform this process is the unsuitable anatomic characteristics of the anterior trunk, such as irregular wavy-like surface over the ribs and lax abdominal wall skin resulting in collapse due to lack of adequate underneath supporting structures when a downward force is applied by the skin graft dermatome. Lower extremity and especially… CONTINUE READING
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