Advertisement

Treatment of Split Skin Draft Donor and Recipient Sites

  • Saskia Preissner
  • Jan-Dirk Raguse
  • Stefan Hartwig
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter summarizes the literature on the effects of cold atmospheric plasma in supportive wound healing after split-thickness skin grafting. Donor and recipient sites will be addressed.

Keywords

Split-thickness skin graft Split skin draft donor sites Split skin draft recipient sites Wound-healing 

References

  1. 1.
    Davis WJ, Wu C, Sieber D, Vandevender DK. A comparison of full and split thickness skin grafts in radial forearm donor sites. J Hand Microsurg. 2011;3(1):18–24.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ho T, Couch M, Carson K, Schimberg A, Manley K, Byrne PJ. Radial forearm free flap donor site outcomes comparison by closure methods. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;134(2):309–15.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bradow BP, Hallock GG, Wilcock SP. Immediate regrafting of the split thickness skin graft donor site assists healing. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017;5(5):e1339.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Prather JL, Tummel EK, Patel AB, Smith DJ, Gould LJ. Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing the effects of noncontact low-frequency ultrasound with standard care in healing split-thickness donor sites. J Am Coll Surg. 2015;221(2):309–18.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Knott PD, Seth R, Waters HH, Revenaugh PC, Alam D, Scharpf J, et al. Short-term donor site morbidity: a comparison of the anterolateral thigh and radial forearm fasciocutaneous free flaps. Head Neck. 2016;38(S1):E945–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Liang J, Yu T, Wang X, Zhao Y, Fang F, Zeng W, et al. Free tissue flaps in head and neck reconstruction: clinical application and analysis of 93 patients of a single institution. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2017.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Loeffelbein DJ, Al-Benna S, Steinsträßer L, Satanovskij RM, Rohleder NH, Mücke T, et al. Reduction of donor site morbidity of free radial forearm flaps: what level of evidence is available? Eplasty. 2012;12:e9.PubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Yun TK, Yoon ES, Ahn DS, Park SH, Lee BI, Kim HS, et al. Stabilizing morbidity and predicting the aesthetic results of radial forearm free flap donor sites. Arch Plast Surg. 2015;42(6):769–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Hartwig S, Doll C, Voss JO, Hertel M, Preissner S, Raguse JD. Treatment of wound healing disorders of radial forearm free flap donor sites using cold atmospheric plasma: a proof of concept. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017;75(2):429–35.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Brölmann FE, Eskes AM, Goslings JC, Niessen FB, de Bree R, Vahl AC, et al. Randomized clinical trial of donor-site wound dressings after split-skin grafting. Br J Surg. 2013;100(5):619–27.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Läuchli S, Hafner J, Ostheeren S, Mayer D, Barysch MJ, French LE. Management of split-thickness skin graft donor sites: a randomized controlled trial of calcium alginate versus polyurethane film dressing. Dermatology. 2013;227(4):361–6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Holden AM, Beech AN, Farrier JN. Diathermy of split-thickness skin graft donor site: a new technique. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017;55(7):734–5.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.05.011.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Heinlin J, Zimmermann JL, Zeman F, Bunk W, Isbary G, Landthaler M, et al. Randomized placebo-controlled human pilot study of cold atmospheric argon plasma on skin graft donor sites. Wound Repair Regen. 2013;21(6):800–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Fry AM, Patterson A, Orr RL, Colver GB. Open wound healing of the osseocutaneous fibula flap donor site. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014;52(9):861–3.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Riecke B, Assaf AT, Heiland M, Al-Dam A, Gröbe A, Blessmann M, et al. Local full-thickness skin graft of the donor arm--a novel technique for the reduction of donor site morbidity in radial forearm free flap. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015;44(8):937–41.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Zuidam JM, Coert JH, Hofer SOP. Closure of the donor site of the free radial forearm flap: a comparison of full-thickness graft and split-thickness skin graft. Ann Plast Surg. 2005;55(6):612–6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Chio EG, Agrawal A. A randomized, prospective, controlled study of forearm donor site healing when using a vacuum dressing. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;142(2):174–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Shiba K, Iida Y, Numata T. Ipsilateral full-thickness forearm skin graft for covering the radial forearm flap donor site. Laryngoscope. 2003;113(6):1043–6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Hekner DD, Abbink JH, van Es RJ, Rosenberg A, Koole R, Van Cann EM. Donor-site morbidity of the radial forearm free flap versus the ulnar forearm free flap. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;132(2):387–93.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Richardson D, Fisher SE, Vaughan ED, Brown JS. Radial forearm flap donor-site complications and morbidity: a prospective study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997;99(1):109–15.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Saskia Preissner
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jan-Dirk Raguse
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Stefan Hartwig
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Operative and Preventive DentistryCharité—Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zuBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Berlin Institute of HealthBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryCharité—Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany
  5. 5.Department for Oral and Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic SurgeryJohannes Wesling Hospital Minden, University Hospital of the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)MindenGermany

Personalised recommendations