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Am J Surg. 1983 Mar;145(3):379-81.

Comparison of synthetic adhesive moisture vapor permeable and fine mesh gauze dressings for split-thickness skin graft donor sites.


SAM and fine mesh gauze dressings were compared on 60 consecutive skin graft donor sites. SAM dressings are significantly better than fine mesh gauze dressings for healing of split-thickness skin graft donor sites; healing occurs much more rapidly with much less pain. In patients known to be colonized with Pseudomonas, care should be taken when using SAM dressings, although it is not an absolute contraindication. There were no clinically significant differences between Tegaderm and Op-Site.

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