what is Skin Grafting?
Skin grafting is a type of graft surgery involving the transplantation of skin. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft.
Skin grafting is often used to treat:
- Extensive wounding or trauma
- Areas of extensive skin loss due to infection such as necrotizing fasciitis or purpura fulminans
- Specific surgeries that may require skin grafts for healing to occur - most commonly removal of skin cancers