Wound coverage using modified tissue expansion.

@article{Concannon1998WoundCU,
  title={Wound coverage using modified tissue expansion.},
  author={Matthew J. Concannon and Charles L Puckett},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={377-84}
}
We describe the use of a "lacing apparatus" across large and complex wounds to accomplish wound closure. This technique utilizes the principles of tissue expansion (exploiting inherent extensibility of the skin, mechanical creep, and biologic creep) but is able to employ them in situations in which traditional tissue expansion (utilizing implantable expanders) is not practical. After preparation, the wounds are laced with large nylon suture, which is tightened on a daily basis, typically… CONTINUE READING

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