Wound care specialists at Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance use a two-step process to treat lower extremity wounds in patients with diabetes. First, they reduce wound depth using negative pressure therapy, then they use secondary intention and biologics or skin grafts to reduce wound surface area. In this article, the specialists outline a 10-step plan they have found works best for applying split thickness skin grafts in lower extremity wounds.
Specialists outline steps to apply split thickness skin grafts
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