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

C Neser, H Rode


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.


Burns; bridal veil nylon; split thickness skin grafts

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South African Journal of Surgery | Online ISSN: 2078-5151 | Print ISSN: 0038-2361 | Medpharm Publications

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