Skin Grafting

What is Skin Grafting?

Skin grafting is a surgical process used to permanently replace, or cover damaged and injured the skin. The process involves the transplant of the skin from one part of the body...

How does it help?

A skin graft is performed to treat extensive wounds and burns, skin cancer, and reconstruct body parts damaged by cosmetic surgeries. In the case of excessive skin loss, it is d...

How is it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

Skin grafting is a delicate procedure, hence there are a few risks associated with the surgery. Though, these risks and limitations can be highly minimised during the course of the surgery.

Lethal bodily injuries can put the life of a person at risk. Hence, it is utmost important to replace injured skin and transplant the new one so that body does not face any life-threatening issue. Skin graft not only protects the skin from further damage but is also essential for the overall well...

The risks associated with this procedure are:

  • Reaction to anaesthesia.
  • Infection, poor blood flow, and swelling.
  • Skin grafts have to be replaced time and again if there are chances of further infection.
  • Possible scarring on the...

The limitations of the procedure are:

  • If the graft is not transplanted carefully, there is a possibility of further infection.
  • In the case of third-degree burns and severe wounds, there might not be enough donor sites to cater to the grafting.
  • ...

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