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To the Editor:—
In the Davis modification of the Reverdin skin graft, the technic usually described calls for many hemostats, needles and two or more assistants.I have recently used a technic that calls for only a hypodermic syringe, a knife, a thumb forceps and an office nurse as assistant, making this an office or home operation if necessary.After the anesthetic solution has been injected, the needle is allowed to remain to fix the point in skin to be excised by the knife; with thumb forceps the graft is removed from the hypodermic needle by the nurse and placed on the prepared granulations.By this technic the hypodermic needle is in no danger of contamination by contact with the granulating surface and one needle can be used throughout the operation.
Sullivan RR. SKIN GRAFT. JAMA. 1936;106(3):234. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770030064027
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