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February 28, 1931

Technique and Results of Grafting Skin.

JAMA. 1931;96(9):715. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720350067041

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The material forming the basis of this monograph was obtained largely from a series of about thirty cases of skin grafting on chronic ulcers of the leg. In a few instances, skin grafting was done on other portions of the body, especially the hands and the face. General considerations, including the anatomy, are first briefly discussed. The indications for grafting are followed by a discussion of the choice of the Wolff full thickness skin graft, the Thiersch graft, and the tubed pedicle grafts, with their technic and after-treatment. The subsequent history of these grafts on leg ulcers is made possible by a follow-up in about fifteen cases traced two or three years later. It was found in these cases that Wolff grafts were the most satisfactory method of treating chronic ulcers of the leg. The ulcer was excised, including the fibrous base, bone or tendon was exposed if necessary, and

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