When managing the reconstruction of complex burns, surgeons have unique opinions and approaches for the early stages, including debridement and excision.

In the below brief, burn surgeons discuss how they evaluate a wound’s readiness, and how they decide to use skin grafts or skin substitutes in the next stage of reconstruction.

Read excerpts from the discussion on what these surgeons do during wound reconstruction—and when.


Please note: The opinions expressed, and techniques described, herein are general in nature and based on the clinical experience of the presenting physician. Physicians should use their own professional judgment and consider patient-specific factors in treating their own patients.

Disclosures: Drs. Crombie, Glat and Kopari are paid consultants of Integra LifeSciences. None of the quoted physicians have been compensated for their participation in this project.

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