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All About Skin Grafts Quiz
by Staff
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
  • Thousands
  • Hundreds of thousands

What percentage of skin graft patients survive the procedure?

  • The majority
  • About 40 percent
  • About 25 percent

If the body doesn't have skin to regulate temperature and hydration, you will go into shock.

  • True
  • False

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.

  • True
  • False

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.

  • True
  • False

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.

  • True
  • False

In most cases, donor skin is placed over the wound with:

  • Microscopic pins
  • A natural adhesive
  • Stitches or surgical staples