The use of fibrin glue in skin grafts and tissue-engineered skin replacements: a review.

@article{Currie2001TheUO,
  title={The use of fibrin glue in skin grafts and tissue-engineered skin replacements: a review.},
  author={Lachlan J Currie and Justin R. Sharpe and Robin Ann Martin},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 6},
  pages={1713-26}
}
Fibrin glue has been widely used as an adhesive in plastic and reconstructive surgery. This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of its use with skin grafts and tissue-engineered skin substitutes. Fibrin glue has been shown to improve the percentage of skin graft take, especially when associated with difficult grafting sites or sites associated with unavoidable movement. Evidence also suggests improved hemostasis and a protective effect resulting in reduced bacterial infection… CONTINUE READING
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