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ISRN Dermatology
Volume 2011, Article ID 470921, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/470921
Clinical Study

Use of Surgical Sponge with Running Sutures for Securing Full-Thickness Skin Grafts

1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 166 Gumiro, Bundang, Gyeonggi, Seongnam 463-707, Republic of Korea
2Plastic Surgeon, 54623 Thessaloniki, Greece

Received 2 July 2011; Accepted 3 August 2011

Academic Editors: M. A. Trelles and W. Vanscheidt

Copyright © 2011 Stamatis Sapountzis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

One of the most common methods of skin defect repairing is the use of a skin graft. It is simple and reliable technique, although sometimes it is not totally successful due to hematoma and seroma formation between the skin graft and the recipient bed. Here in, we present a method to secure the skin grafts using a surgical sponge with two running sutures. This technique ensures high survival rate of the skin grafts, and in addition it is easy to be performed by the surgeon only.