Today's Daily Dose: Mesh skin grafts

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Jul 08, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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“A disadvantage of mesh grafts is their poor cosmetic appearance early in the healing process; however, as healing progresses, the slits become less noticeable as they get smaller and hair regrows on the graft. Growth of hair on a graft is variable and unpredictable. Some grafts have full regrowth of hair while others will have sparse hair regrowth, especially with partial-thickness graft healing.”

—Steven F. Swaim, DVM, MS

From Skills Laboratory: Reconstructive surgery techniques, Part 4: Full-thickness mesh skin grafts