Year : 2021 | Volume
: 14 | Issue : 2 | Page : 229--232
Pixel grafting: A novel skin graft expansion technique
Vinayak Chavan, Ravi Chittoria, Subbarayan Elankumar, Konda Sireesha Reddy, Abhinav Aggarwal, Saurabh Gupta, Chira Likhitha Reddy, Padma Lakshmi Bharathi Mohan
Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
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.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry.
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Chavan V, Chittoria R, Elankumar S, Reddy KS, Aggarwal A, Gupta S, Reddy CL, Mohan PL. Pixel grafting: A novel skin graft expansion technique.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2021;14:229-232
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Chavan V, Chittoria R, Elankumar S, Reddy KS, Aggarwal A, Gupta S, Reddy CL, Mohan PL. Pixel grafting: A novel skin graft expansion technique. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 29 ];14:229-232
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