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Skin Grafts - Role in Successful Wound Closure

Madhuri Gore

Zen Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Gore is a renowned surgeon, chief of surgery for 11 years, and chief of burn care for more than 20 years, moreover, she has been the President of the Indian Association of trauma and critical care and the Indian society of wound management. She is often sought to give speeches on different occasions and has received multiple awards for her training and research. Dr. Gore established the first Allograft Skin bank in India in April 2000.


Vinita Puri

King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College

Dr. Puri is a surgeon educationist with volunteerism and social upliftment amongst her top goals, she heads the Plastic Surgery and Burn department in a University hospital in Mumbai. She received several awards for her work and is a member of different societies. Dr. Puri and her team organize and run the 1st only Pediatric Burn Survivor camp in India for over 25 years.


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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.

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Madhuri Gore

Zen Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Gore has been a faculty member at L T M medical college department of surgery for 30 years and chief of surgery for 11 years. She has tremendous drive to conduct training programs in trauma, burns, venous diseases, surgical intensive care and basic surgical skills. Her fields of interest have been burn and wound care, venous disorders and trauma. As chief of burn care for more than 20 years, she has conducted several research projects, clinical trials and has developed banana leaf dressing contributing to development of wound care products. Having established the first Allograft Skin bank in India in April 2000, she introduced the concept of skin donation to Indian society. She has been the President of Indian association of trauma and critical care and Indian society of wound management. Besides being sought for giving speeches, she has contributed more than 50 articles to journals and 10 chapters to different books. Dr. Gore’s contribution to training and research in these areas has been acknowledged with awards, orations and felicitations. From September 2010 she is conducting her own surgical practice.

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