About the book
Skin graft plays an important role in closure of full thickness or deep partial thickness wounds. The success of the procedure depends on optimal wound bed preparation , appropriate procurement of the graft and its suitable fixation. Split thickness skin grafting procedure is simple and can be mastered easily by any surgeon. Certain wounds may require application of full thickness skin graft for aesthetic or functional purpose. Understanding this need is necessary for satisfactory outcome. The choice of skin graft donor site depends on the location of the recipient wound. Suitable care of the donor site is important in all patients and particularly so in those who need multiple sessions of skin graft procurement. Development and availability of skin substitutes is a great boon when the wound is large or of specific type. Knowledge of different types of skin grafts and skin substitutes is necessary for their appropriate use . The load of wounds is significant world-over. Spreading the knowledge related to everything about skin grafts will contribute significantly to reduction in wound load.