Skin Graft Blade

Available in both Carbon and Stainless Steel.
Dermatome Blade Long 158 MM
Designed to fit Braithwaite, Cobbett & Watson handles. Available in both Carbon and Stainless Steel Supplied sterile in box of 10. Individually V.C. I paper wrapped, packed in a medial grade pouch.
Features
Made of stainless steel. It consists of a handle and stem, on which is mounted and adjustable roller, for adjusting the thickens of graft, and a blade holder.
Uses
It is used for taking split skin grafts used for coverage of raw surface composed of healthy vascularized or clean granulations to obtains healing and limit deformity and disability
Procedure
After preparing the donor site as in any operative case, the limp is held firmly by the assistant. The surgeon places a wooden board just in front of the skin grafting knife as shown in figure. It is held pressed firmly against the skin and the graft is removed with a steady to and for sawing motion. The desired thickness of the graft can be obtained by adjusting the depth of the knife. A very thin graft is translucent and the knife blade underneath appears bluish grey in colour. It leaves behind numerous small closely packed or confluent bleeding points. A thicker graft appears white and the bleeding points on the donor surface are few and far between. The Subcutaneous fat is seen in case if a full thickness graft.

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