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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 123-125

Innovative cost-effective application of donut dressing in skin grafting


Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Kumar Chittoria
Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, 605006.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_154_18

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One of the measures for the successful take of a skin graft is the prevention of friction, especially in cases of pressure ulcers in patients with head injury leading to altered sensorium. With existing measures such as the use of a pressure-relieving bed, frequent change of position, etc graft loss is common. Some additional measures are required. This study highlights the role of a donut-shaped ring dressing to protect the skin graft from friction.


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