What is a skin graft?
Hand skin grafts are a type of skin plastic surgery procedure used to restore or improve the function of a damaged or injured hand.
Sometimes, due to absent tissue or poor quality tissue in the fingers or hand, the skin has to be replaced.
What happens during a skin graft?
The procedure involves taking a thin layer of skin from an area of the body and moved to the hand.
The choices of graft vary depending on the position and function of the skin they are needed to replace.
Hand skin grafts can help improve sensation, restore skin integrity, and improve hand function.
The procedure is performed by your hand surgeon and typically requires local or general anesthesia.
What is recovery like after a skin graft?
Once the graft looks healthy, hand therapy is begun to increase the range of motion and strength in the fingers and hand.
Recovery time varies and depends on the complexity of the procedure and the patient's overall health.