Split skin graft for managing fasciotomy wound is one of the commonest routine operating room procedures. However, it requires multiple surgical interventions ensuing into undesirable scaring both at donor and fasciotmy sites. Amongst the various delayed primary closures, we key out a controlled and segmental dermatotraction technique with easily available materials which reduces the cost of treatment, hospital stay and the surgical intervention as well. Our dynamic wound closure method facilitates resolution of edema, provides controlled traction at each point, takes care of tissue and prevents re-compartment syndrome. A simple modiWcation, respecting the biochemical and physiological properties of skin, yields good results with luggage tag tie technique of delayed primary closure of fasciotomy wound.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology|
|State||Published - Aug 2011|
- Compartment syndrome
- Delayed primary closure
- Split skin graft