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Skin Graft

Skin Graft | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

Firm dressings over the graft will keep the graft from moving. It will also prevent fluid from accumulating. The dressing should be firm but still allow good blood flow. Also, the graft should be kept free of infection. The site must also be watched to make sure it is pink and healthy. This indicates good blood flow.

Before leaving the hospital, a person will be given special instructions on how to change the dressing as well as warning signs to look for that may indicate a problem.

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Skin Graft: Home Care and Complications

Author: Linda Agnello, RN, BSN
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/24/01

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