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Skin grafting can be an effective treatment for a large,
venous skin ulcer. A skin graft closes a wound and stimulates healing by
triggering skin cell growth in the wound site. Various types of tissue are
used for skin grafting, including:
If you have a long-standing venous skin ulcer, discuss skin
grafting with your doctor. Depending on your condition, you may be
a candidate for this type of treatment. But there are no guarantees that
skin grafting will work for you.
Other Works Consulted
Habif TP (2010). Eczema and hand dermatitis. In Clinical Dermatology: A Color Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy, 5th ed., pp. 91–129. Edinburgh: Mosby.
Current as of:
August 9, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Margaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine
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