Hydrogel-impregnated dressings for graft fixation: a case series

JOURNAL OF WOUND CARE VOL 24 , NO 7 , JULY 2015,  Choi JS et al

 

Infection is the second most common cause of graft loss after skin grafting.

This case series describes the use of Sorbact® Gel dressing, a bacteria and fungi-binding hydrogel-impregnated dressing, for the fixation of grafted skin instead of the widely used petrolatum gauze or paraffin gauze. In total seven patients were treated with an age range of 23-86 years old. No infections were seen and the method was effective regardless of wound size, the thickness of the skin harvested and condition of the defect.

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www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26198555