• Split-thickness skin graft harvest under local anesthetic: A single pass technique

    1 month ago - By Journal of Cutaneous Online

    Ardit Begaj, Christian M Asher, Alexander E Hamilton
    Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2021 14(1):101-103
    Adequate local anesthetic, in harvesting a split-thickness skin graft , traditionally involves multiple passes of a needle across the length and width of the marked donor site.
    We describe a technique using hyaluronidase to uniformly anaesthetize an SSG donor site with one injection, in one pass, of one needle.
    1. Preop application of EMLA cream/AMITOP to the donor site 2. Mix 10 mL 1% lidocaine solution with Adrenaline 1:200,000 with 1 vial of Hyaluronidase 1500 units. The...
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