Comparison of Biobrane and Scarlet Red Dressings for Treatment of Donor Site Wounds

Ramon Zapata Sirvent, John F. Hansbrough, Wendy Carroll, Randy Johnson, Atsuhiko Wakimoto

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Two methods of autograft donor site management were tested in 31 patients with burn injuries. Two donor sites of equivalent size were respectively covered with Biobrane and Scarlet Red, two commercial dressing materials available for donor wound coverage. Pain, the amount and type of exudate developing underneath the dressing, adherence, and cellulitis were evaluated on a daily basis, and healing time was determined. Biobrane proved superior to Scarlet Red with respect to control of pain, accumulation of exudate, and healing time; the materials were equal with regard to adherence to the wound, the character of exudate, and the appearance of cellulitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-745
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes


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  • Surgery

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