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Skin graft on lower leg trauma injury, 5 days after surgery healing aided by use of a
Skin grafting is often used to treat:
Skin grafts are often employed after serious injuries when some of the body's skin is damaged. Surgical removal (excision or
There are two types of skin grafts, the more common type is where a thin layer is removed from a healthy part of the body (the donor section) like peeling a potato, or a full thickness skin graft, which involves pinching and cutting skin away from the donor section. A full thickness skin graft is more risky, in terms of the body accepting the skin, yet it leaves only a scar line on the donor section, similar to a Cesarean section scar. For full thickness skin grafts, the donor section will often heal much more quickly than the injury and is less painful than a partial thickness skin graft.