Strategies to Promote Healing of Split Thickness Skin Grafts: An Integrative Review

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Abstract

Skin grafts are commonly used to promote healing of shallow wounds and burns, and wound care nurses play an important role in management of wounds treated with grafting. The purpose of this article was to review recent findings regarding strategies to promote healing of split-thickness skin grafts including topical phenytoin or platelet-rich plasma prior to graft application, fibrin sealant, or negative pressure wound therapy to stabilize a graft and to promote close adherence of the graft to the underlying wound bed and adjunctive therapies such as laser.

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