International Journal of Surgical Wound Care
Online ISSN : 2435-2128
Brief Communication
Use of Surgical Tape Strips to Eliminate Hair Fragments from Split-thickness Skin Grafts from the Scalp
A Simple and Quick Technique
Hitomi MatsutaniHideaki KamochiYohei Ishikawa
ジャーナル フリー

2021 年 2 巻 1 号 p. 32-35


The scalp is a common donor site used to cover extensive burn wounds or for degloving skin injuries in children. After split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) are harvested from the scalp, the short hair fragments are removed to reduce infection and failure rates. Using surgical tape strips is an ideal method to remove hair fragments from the STSGs. These strips have several advantages. They remove the hair fragments easily from the grafts and are relatively gentle on the sensitive skin of children. Additionally, they are cost-effective and generally used intra-operatively.

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