The use of biobrane® to dress split-thickness skin graft in paediatric burns

A. Farroha, Q. Frew, N. El-Muttardi, B. Philp, P. Dziewulski

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Abstract

Biobrane® is commonly used in paediatric burns to cover partial thickness burns and donor sites of split thickness skin (SSG). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of Biobrane® in dressing SSG adjacent to skin graft donor sites or partial thickness burns. A retrospective review was undertaken to determine the use of Biobrane® in dressing SSG, where the grafted areas were adjacent to donor sites or partial thickness burns. Between 2009 and 2012, we reported five cases of using Biobrane® to dress SSG, where the grafted areas were adjacent to partial thickness burns and two cases where the grafted areas were adjacent to donor sites. Biobrane® promoted adherence of the SSG to the wound, prevented shearing, and allowed fluid drainage. At the same time, Biobrane® also facilitated healing of the adjacent donor sites or partial thickness burns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-97
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Burns and Fire Disasters
Volume26
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

Keywords

  • Biobrane®
  • Paediatric burns
  • SSG
  • Skin graft donor sites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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