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Plast Surg Nurs. 2009 Oct-Dec;29(4):194-200; quiz 201-2. doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e3181c4cdd9.

Treatment of skin graft donor sites with a unique transparent absorbent acrylic dressing.

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  • 1Nurse Practitioner and Certified Wound Specialist, Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.


Split-thickness skin grafting is a common plastic surgical procedure to achieve quick coverage of a skin deficit, including burn reconstruction, muscle-flap coverage, and acute and chronic full-thickness wounds. Despite the varied uses of the skin graft, there is always a donor site from which the skin is harvested. The focus of our study was the treatment of the donor site.

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