[Indication and clinical results of buried skin grafting to treat problematic wounds].

Abteilung für Plastische und Handchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.
Zentralblatt für Chirurgie (Impact Factor: 0.69). 06/2004; 129 Suppl 1:S129-32. DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-822649
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT In 1920 Braun described a technique of skin grafting particularly designed for areas where shearing forces, high pressure and extensive secretion cause repetitive loss of conventionally transplanted skin. During the last 10 years we successfully used this technique when impaired wound healing was encountered due to various reasons. Clinical examples of application and results are presented. By combining this technique with vacuum therapy, formation of granulation tissue can be accelerated, thereby resulting in successful transplantation of problematic and therapy resistant wounds.