Scott-Ritchey Research Center
Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn, AL 36849
Dr. Steven Swaim demonstrates the best technique for creating these grafts to help close wounds in which local tissue is not available for closure.
The continuation of Dr. Steven Swaim's video on this helpful wound repair technique.
A step-by-step guide to this simple way to repair wounds in which local tissue is not available for closure.
The primary advantage staples provide over sutures is rapid closure.
Dr. Steven F. Swaim demonstrates this skin reconstruction technique that is useful in closing triangular skin defects in which skin for closure is only available on one side of the defect.
Rotation skin flaps are circle-shaped flaps that are useful in closing triangular skin defects in which skin for closure is only available on one side of the defect.
Walking sutures are tension-type sutures that can be used to close large skin defects in areas where sufficient skin surrounds the wound that can be moved or stretched to close the wound.
Dr. Steven F. Swaim demonstrates how to place these tension-type sutures that can close large skin defects on the trunks of animals.
A full-thickness mesh graft is a sheet of skin that includes only the epidermis and the entire dermis and is fenestrated to allow for expansion and drainage.
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