When that skin of yours becomes damaged beyond repair, a skin graft becomes an immensely important procedure. What do you know about skin grafts and how they are performed? Take out quiz to test your understanding.
How many lives do skin grafts save every year?
Hundreds of thousands
What percentage of skin graft patients survive the procedure?
About 40 percent
About 25 percent
If the body doesn't have skin to regulate temperature and hydration, you will go into shock.
A third degree burn extends through:
The first and second layers of skin
Two to three layers of skin
All three layers of skin, sometimes reaching muscle, cartilage and bone
The preferred source of donor skin is a cadaver.
Xenografts are temporary skin coverings usually harvested from:
The patient and a cadaver.
Animals like pigs
Animals like horses
A composite graft is a graft made of a synthetic material.
What does it mean to debride a wound?
Apply a thick paste to the wound
Scour and perforate the wound
Clean and remove any damaged skin and tissue
A dermatone -- as unpleasant as it sounds -- is like a surgical grade cheese slicer.
In most cases, donor skin is placed over the wound with: