Skin grafting is a procedure that is performed on patients who have burns or large non-healing wounds. The procedure can provide improved quality of life for patients, through improved cosmesis, as well as the reestablishment of skin continuity, necessary to provide protection for the body. Patients who may benefit from skin grafts include burn patients, patients with non-healing wounds, such as diabetic foot wounds, or patients who have had to undergo extensive skin excision, such as in the case of necrotizing soft tissue infection.
Long-term contracture and scarring can result from skin grafts. Contracture over joints can be improved by early mobilization with a Physical or Occupational Therapist and Splinting.
If you’ve sustained serious burns or have non-healing wounds on your body and are seeking reconstructive surgery, Alexander Spiess, MD can help. Dr. Spiess is highly experienced in performing skin grafting for non-healing wounds or burns, for individuals who are struggling with the function and appearance of their body as a result of their wounds.
Whenever you’re ready to begin the conversation about plastic surgery for burns or non-healing wounds, Dr. Spiess is ready to speak with you. Schedule your consultation today and take the first step toward receiving the best care UPMC has to offer.