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September 13, 1958

LOWER EXTREMITY SKIN COVERAGE IN CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

Milwaukee

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Marquette University School of Medicine, and Attending Staff Plastic Surgeon, Milwaukee Children's Hospital.

JAMA. 1958;168(2):154-156. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000020016003
Abstract

In the child with an extensive burn, a more complete coalescence of postage stamp grafts, with sturdier epithelium, takes place, and new superficial venous channels spring up in a relatively short time. When tendon exposure occurs there will often develop a granulation tissue covering from the surrounding areas within 10 to 14 days. This is less time than it would take to prepare an abdominal-pedicle or a cross-leg flap. Long-standing immobilization of a joint of a child or exposure of the joint of a child are not the major problems that they are in the adult. Comparison between the adult and the child, from the problem of the simple small superficial coverage to that of the larger deep areas, can be made in practically every circumstance.

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