• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Surgical Approach
  • 3. Release Scar Contractures
  • 4. Harvest Skin Grafts
  • 5. Skin Graft Insets
  • 6. Finish Setting Bolsters and Dressing Wounds
  • 7. Post-op Remarks
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Bilateral Dorsal Foot Scar Contracture Release with Split-Thickness Skin Grafts from the Anterior Thigh

Jonathan Friedstat, MD1,2; Jonah Poster1
1Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston
2Massachusetts General Hospital

Procedure Outline

  1. Infiltrate with Dilute Injectable Epinephrine
  2. Left Foot
  3. Right Foot
  1. Marking
  2. Infiltrate with Dilute Injectable Epinephrine
  3. Apply Mineral Oil
  4. Use Electric Dermatome to Harvest Grafts
  1. Hemostasis on Left
  2. Left Graft Placement with Staples
  3. Hemostasis and Suturing on Right
  4. Right Graft Placement with Staples
  5. Add Silk Sutures to Right
  6. Set Bolster on Right
  7. Add Silk Sutures to Left
  1. Set Bolster and Dressing on Left
  2. Cover Donor Site Wound
  3. Set Dressing on Right