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Contraction rates of meshed, nonexpanded split-thickness skin grafts versus split-thickness sheet grafts

Contraction rates of meshed, nonexpanded split-thickness skin grafts versus split-thickness sheet grafts

Annals of Plastic Surgery 31(2): 162-163

Contraction rates of wounds covered by meshed, nonexpanded split-thickness skin grafts were compared with split-thickness sheet-grafted wounds in a porcine model. No significant difference was found in wound contraction. When compared with previous studies, this study shows that differences in contraction previously observed were not a result of meshing and suggests that expansion may be the cause of the difference previously observed.

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PMID: 8215133

DOI: 10.1097/00000637-199308000-00015

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