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July 1977

Rapid Application of Skin Grafts

Author Affiliations

From the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Rancho Los Amigos/University of Southern California Medical Center, Downey, Calif.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(7):855-856. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370070069011

• We describe the use of modern surgical staplers and clips to permit the rapid application of skin grafts over large and complex defects. This saves anesthesia time, permitting more extensive surgery. "Skin tunnels" are virtually eliminated.

(Arch Surg 112:855-856, 1977)