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Skin graft - series

Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The skin covers the entire body, and acts as a protective barrier. Skin grafts may be recommended for:

  • extensive wounds
  • burns
  • specific surgeries that may require skin grafts for healing to occur.

The most common sites of harvest for skin grafts are the buttocks and inner thigh, areas which are usually hidden and therefore cosmetically less important.

Update Date 1/28/2013

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