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Authors

  1. Shores, Jaimie T. MD
  2. Gabriel, Allen MD
  3. Gupta, Subhas MD, CM, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

Abstract

PURPOSE: To provide the specialist in skin and wound care with a review of skin replacement alternatives and their most common uses.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care and related disorders.

 

OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:

 

1. Describe characteristics of skin and skin substitutes for grafting.

 

2. Identify indications for and uses of common grafting procedures and products.