Reconstruction of the burned palm: Full-thickness versus split-thickness skin grafts - Long-term follow-up

J. M. Pensler, R. Steward, S. R. Lewis, David Herndon

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The long-term results of full-thickness (N = 11) and split-thickness (N = 14) skin grafts for reconstitution of the palmar surface following release of palmar burn scar contractures in pediatric patients are compared. Patients treated with full-thickness skin grafts required 1.2 ± 0.4 operations (mean ± SD). Patients treated with split-thickness skin grafts required 1.3 ± 0.6 operations (mean ± SD). No significant difference in the number of operative procedures was noted. No functional difference existed between the two groups. The use of split-thickness skin grafts provided comparable function without increased operative procedures and was less deforming. Increased use of split-thickness skin grafts following release of palmar burn scar contractures in pediatric patients should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-49
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume81
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988

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Reconstruction of the burned palm : Full-thickness versus split-thickness skin grafts - Long-term follow-up. / Pensler, J. M.; Steward, R.; Lewis, S. R.; Herndon, David.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 81, No. 1, 1988, p. 46-49.

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Pensler, J. M. ; Steward, R. ; Lewis, S. R. ; Herndon, David. / Reconstruction of the burned palm : Full-thickness versus split-thickness skin grafts - Long-term follow-up. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1988 ; Vol. 81, No. 1. pp. 46-49.
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