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February 27, 1967

Preparation for Skin Grafting

Author Affiliations

Beverly Hills, Calif

JAMA. 1967;199(9):674. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120090116032

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To the Editor:—  In QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (198:1039, 1966), there was a request for information about the proper treatment of exuberant granulation tissue in preparation for skin grafting. For many years I have used only a cortisone ointment, which in two to seven days quickly causes the exuberant granulation tissue to disappear and leave a healthy granulation tissue that permits normal epithelialization of a cutaneous wound or is suitable for skin grafting. This method is elegant, painless, and definitive.