ePlasty: Vol. 14
Fate of the Dermal Component of Micrografts in Full-Thickness Wounds
Mansher Singh, MD,a Kristo Nuutila, PHD,a Carla Kruse, MD,a Edward J Caterson, MD, PHD,a Scott R. Granter, MD,b and Elof Eriksson, MD, PHDa

aDivision of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and bDepartment of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass

Correspondence: eeriksson@partners.org
Keywords: micrografts, full-thickness wound, wound healing, split-thickness skin graft, mincing

Dear Sir,

The most widely used skin graft in the treatment of full-thickness wounds, caused by major burns or trauma, is split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs).1-3 In an attempt to increase the expansion ratio of the STSGs, our laboratory has previously shown that autologous minced skin grafting accelerates reepitheliazation.4-7 The micrografts (0.8 mm × 0.8 mm) are generated by controlled mincing of STSGs and enables early wound coverage of full-thickness wounds (SteadMed Inc, Fort Worth, Texas).8-11 The fate of the dermal component of the micrografts, which is rela .......