It is difficult to fully cover the wound in extensive deep burn cases. Conventional skin grafting cannot resolve the problem if the donor site is limited and is much smaller than the recipient site. The Meek micro stamp skin grafting was introduced to Thailand in 2015 and we used this technique on 2 patients. The first patient had a 55% body surface area burn, as a result of a high voltage electrical injury as well as an inhalation injury. The second patient had an 80% body surface area burn, with an inhalation injury. The result is we required smaller donor sites than in a conventional case. Mesh skin grafts and complications such as a graft not taken, wound infection and cosmetic result was comparable to the conventional mesh graft technique.
meek graft, extensive deep burn
Att Nitibhon, MD Surgery Center, Bangkok Hospital 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchaburi Rd., Bangkok 10310, Thailand. email: [email protected]
Received: May 27, 2018
Revision received: June 01, 2018
Accepted after revision: July 18, 2018
BKK Med J 2018;14(2): 72-75.