A technique for securing split-thickness skin grafts in paediatric burn patients

  • C Neser
  • H Rode Red Cross Childrens Hospital
Keywords: Burns, bridal veil nylon, split thickness skin grafts

Abstract

There are numerous methods to secure a split-thickness skin graft. These include sutures, skin staples, tie-over bolster dressings, negative-pressure dressings, cyano-acrylate adhesives and contact adhesive dressings. An additional important consideration in children with burns is minimisation of the procedural pain associated with dressing changes. We describe a technique to immobilise skin grafts using Drynet Wound Veil which we have found effective, convenient and well-tolerated by paediatric burn patients.

Author Biography

C Neser
Department of General Surgery Groote Schuur Hospital Registrar
Published
2010-07-13
How to Cite
Neser, C., & Rode, H. (2010). A technique for securing split-thickness skin grafts in paediatric burn patients. South African Journal of Surgery, 48(3), 102. https://doi.org/10.7196/sajs.517
Section
Letters to the Editor