Skin Graft for
A skin graft is a surgical procedure
in which a piece of skin is
transplanted from one area to another.
Often skin will be taken from
unaffected areas on the injured person and used to cover a defect,
often a burn.
If the area of the skin defect is especially
harvested skin may be meshed to stretch it into a larger
defect involves a great loss of tissue, a full thickness graft, a flap
of skin with underlying muscle and blood vessels, may be
Taking the graft from the injured person makes
rejection of the tissue