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What are the guidelines for skin grafting for a burns pt.? Kaplan says it can be done in upto 30% body surface area burned and UW says that excision and grafting can even be done in extensive partial and full thickness burns?????? confused (this is Nisha going nutsss!)


Dr Pestana mentioned that the extensive Full thickness burns can be treated with excision and emergency skin grafting without waiting. But this procedure is done in selected centres only. Hence avoiding echarotomies and all other complications after the 3rd degree burns.

Kaplan notes page 11 trauma section.


but again, he said that this early excision and grafting can only b used in fairly limited burns (under 20%)...


immediate grafting for 3 degree is infact recommended this days but the burn has to be small e.g a burn from a hot iron something of that size. the exact percentage dont know but can answer depending on the question....


oops u said it in the meantime while i was typin!!!!!!!!!!!!



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