• Small skin grafts are often the most appropriate treatment of skin defects on the face, as in the areas of the nasal tip and the anterior surface of the auricle. An improved technique for suturing the graft and applying the stent is described that uses rapidly absorbed 6-0 mild chromic sutures and a protective stent that is taped in a radial fashion. This technique has proved to yield appropriate graft results as well as avoiding a number of the inconveniences of traditional grafting and stent methods.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:437-438)
Thomas JR, Mechlin DC, Templer J. Skin Grafts: The 'Unsuture' Technique. Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(7):437–438. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790550041010
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: