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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 229-232

Pixel grafting: A novel skin graft expansion technique


Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India

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Ravi Chittoria
Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_101_18

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Skin grafting is the transplantation of skin, a routinely performed procedure to cover the loss of skin. Skin is the largest organ of the body, which falls short of availability in extensive injuries, especially burns. In such a situation, pixel grafting, a novel expansion technique helps to cover a large area with less skin harvest. The objective of the study was to test fast, minimally invasive, easy to use minced split-thickness skin graft to cover large wounds and to reflect on the advantages of pixel graft. It is a pilot study of patients admitted with severe burns. We conclude that with this technique of pixel or minced grafting, large areas can be grafted with minimal donor-site requirement, and the techniques of preparation provide adequate size graft for pixel grafting.


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