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July 1941

SKIN TRANSPLANTATION BY INJECTIONITS EFFECT ON HEALING OF GRANULATING WOUNDS

Author Affiliations

CLEVELAND
From the Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics, St. Vincent Charity Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1941;43(1):21-31. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1941.01210130024003
Abstract

The injection of minute particles of dermal tissue suspended in saline solution beneath the surface of a granulating wound to stimulate healing of an indolent raw surface is at present an unusual mode of skin transplantation. The method is not new,1 but it is scarcely known and seldom used. During the past fifteen years I have observed beneficial results from its use in numerous orthopedic cases when attempts at skin grafting by the usual methods either had failed or were deemed inadvisable.

The value of skin transplantation as a therapeutic measure for the replacement of lost surface tissue cannot be discussed at length in such a communication as this; neither do the details in the technic of application or the advantages and disadvantages of the several methods now in common use require extended exposition. Before entering into a detailed discussion of the method proposed in this paper, however, it

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