Straight suture needle for full-thickness skin graft fixation on the ear

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Abstract

Close opposition of full-thickness skin grafts to the recipient wound bed is felt to be critical for graft survival. This is usually accomplished by bolster dressings, basting sutures, or both. Herein, we describe a facile and rapid technique for placing quilting sutures in full-thickness grafts on the ear using a plain gut suture with a short, straight needle. This technique is especially valuable in facilitating precise approximation of grafts within the fossae of the anterior ear. In our experience, this approach promotes graft survival and produces excellent cosmetic results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-105
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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