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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Release Scar Contracture
  • 3. Skin Graft Harvest
  • 4. Hemostasis
  • 5. Skin Graft Inset
  • 6. Graft Dressing and Wrap
  • 7. Permanent Pigment Transfer
  • 8. Dress Wounds and Inject Additional Local Anesthetic
  • 9. Discussion of Splint
  • 10. Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing
  • 11. Post-Op Remarks
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Split-Thickness Skin Graft, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS1; Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD2; Robert Dabek, MD3

1Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston
2Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program
3Massachusetts General Hospital

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This case focuses on the treatment of an 8-year-old male with scars from burn wounds he sustained at the age of 2 that have resulted in areas of scar contracture, stiffness, and hypopigmentation. Dr. Daniel Driscoll at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston performs a scar release, a split-thickness skin graft, a permanent pigment transfer, and a scar tissue softening procedure that uses a fractional CO2 laser.

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