Comparison of Varihesive E with the Conventional Tulle Gras Dressing in Skin Graft Donor Sites Treatment of Infants

  • W. Wagemann
  • B. Franke
  • H. Krause
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The conventional open or nonocclusive treatment of split-thickness skin graft donor sites using wide-meshed, lattice tulle gras compresses impregnated with saline, paraffin or ointments requires frequent dressing changes, which are usually painful and often sanguineous. Even today, this complicates donor site treatment in children. Pediatric surgery practice therefore requires a type of wound dressing that: (a) provides a safe, immovable wound cover adhering tightly to healthy skin, even in mobile children, and (b) that can be changed without causing the patient pain.


Donor Site Epidermolysis Bullosa Superficial Wound Healthy Skin Wound Exudate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Wagemann
    • 1
  • B. Franke
    • 1
  • H. Krause
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Kinderchirurgie im Zentrum für Chirurgie der Medizinischen FakultätOtto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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