Dressing of the donor site of partial-thickness skin grafts with Vaseline gauze and fine mesh gauze

Beiraghi-Toosi, Arash and Motamedolshariati, Mohammad and Einbeigi N, Nastaran (2016) Dressing of the donor site of partial-thickness skin grafts with Vaseline gauze and fine mesh gauze. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 59 (5). pp. 322-327.

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Abstract Introduction: Varied dressings are studied for the donor site of split-thickness skin graft. Some are expensive and not easily available. Fine gauze and vaseline gauze are not expensive and are easily available. In this study, we compare these dressings. Materials and Methods: In a cohort study, 30 candidates of partial-thickness skin grafts from thigh in Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad are studied from 1389 to 1391. Every patient was compared with itself: half of the donor site was dressed with fine gauze and half with vaseline gauze. Pain was assessed with verbal pain scale from 0 to 10. Healing time was assessed as the time to complete epithelialization and detachment of dressing without trauma. Infection was diagnosed clinically by a plastic surgeon based on symptoms such as redor or purulent discharge. Results: The mean healing time with vaseline gauze was less than fine gauze. The mean score of pain with fine gauze was less than vaseline gauze. There was only one case of infection in fine gauze dressing. Conclusion: Dressing with vaseline gauze is advantageous regarding healing time, but disadvantageous regarding pain. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WO Surgery
WR Dermatology
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 15:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 15:57
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1449

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