Auto-/homografting can work well even if both autograft and allograft are meshed in 4:1 ratio


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Sahin I., Alhan D., Nisanci M., Ozer F., Eski M., Isik S.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.20, no.1, pp.33-38, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patients suffering major burns of more than 50% total burn surface area lack an adequate skin graft donor site to resurface extensive burn wounds and usually need widely meshed autografting and allografting. Anything over the 3: 1 expansion ratio is strongly associated with low graft take, poor or delayed epithelialization, and hypertrophic scarring.