Skin Grafts Research Paper

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Skin Grafts Loss of skin has been a common problem, a problem that has gotten a lot of medical attention over the past few centuries. A medical surgeon Sushrutha first started practicing this method with animals and watermelon before he committed to doing a medical procedure on a human being. There was a lot of experimenting involved, especially with figuring out a way to not hurt or disrupt the immune system. Research has indicated that skin grafting first started when it was acceptable to injure a person’s nose as a punishment for robbery or theft. People would seek to find a way to cosmetically fix that problem. Skin grafting is in the same family as plastic surgery. That’s where plastic surgery originated. By the 1920’s skin grafting became a more common practice, not a miraculous one. Skin grafting is a surgical procedure that involves taking skin from one area of the body to put somewhere else. The reason for this procedure is to fix or replace another patch of skin that is damaged or missing. Skin Grafting is a surgical operation, which improves the quality of life for many people that need new skin. Skin Grafting is classified into three general groups. These groups include the following, split-thickness, full-thickness, and composite. Split-thickness skin graft (STSG) includes the epidermis (also known as the outer layer, “the top”) and part of the dermis (also known as the thicker inner layer). Split-thickness skin graft can be processed through a skin mesher allowing it to expand nine times its size. Split-thickness grafts are frequently used to cover large areas of the body with a low autorejection rate. Split-thickness grafts are more fragile and tend to be smoother and shinier than the surroundings of the skin. The lack of thickness results in more smooth skin, either high or low pigmentation, and causes hair growth to decrease or stop all

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