Wound where skin removed for graft

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Topic Title: Wound where skin removed for graft
Created On: 07/10/2004 06:23 PM

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 08/18/2004 10:29 PM

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I WORK WITH A SURGEON WHO DOES SKIN GRAFTS WEEKLY. WE USALLY TAKE THE GRAFT FROM THE UPPER THIGH. ON THE DONOR SITE WE ROUTINLY PUT A PRODUCT CALLED " OASIS ". BY HEALTHPOINT. IT IS A WONDERFUL PRODUCT THAT AIDS IN HEALING. IT ALSO DECREASES PAIN. WE APPLY WEEKLY. IT NEEDS TO BE CHECKED AFTER ABOUT 3-4 DAY OF APPLICATION BECAUSE IT DOESNT NEED TO DRY OUT. AFTER 2-3 APPLICATIONS WE PUT A PRODUCT ONTOP OF THE NEW PIECE OF OASIS CALLED MEPITEL. IT IS A SILICONE TYPE DRESSING. IT AIDS IN HOLDING DOWN THE OASIS ALSO IS COMFORTING TO THE WOUND AND DOESNT STICK TO THE WOUND. MEPITEL IS BY A COMPANY CALLED MOLNLYCKE. WONDERFUL PRODUCTS...
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I WORK WITH A SURGEON WHO DOES SKIN GRAFTS WEEKLY. WE USALLY TAKE THE GRAFT FROM THE UPPER THIGH. ON THE DONOR SITE WE ROUTINLY PUT A PRODUCT CALLED " OASIS ". BY HEALTHPOINT. IT IS A WONDERFUL PRODUCT THAT AIDS IN HEALING. IT ALSO DECREASES PAIN. WE APPLY WEEKLY. IT NEEDS TO BE CHECKED AFTER ABOUT 3-4 DAY OF APPLICATION BECAUSE IT DOESNT NEED TO DRY OUT. AFTER 2-3 APPLICATIONS WE PUT A PRODUCT ONTOP OF THE NEW PIECE OF OASIS CALLED MEPITEL. IT IS A SILICONE TYPE DRESSING. IT AIDS IN HOLDING DOWN THE OASIS ALSO IS COMFORTING TO THE WOUND AND DOESNT STICK TO THE WOUND. MEPITEL IS BY A COMPANY CALLED MOLNLYCKE. WONDERFUL PRODUCTS...
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 07/10/2004 06:23 PM

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My mother (age 88) recently had an anal tumor removed and the surgeon took tissue from her buttocks for a skin graft to close the incision. The wound from the skin graft is red, raw and quite large. She was sent home with no wound care instructions and is in considerable pain, unable to sit at all and the pain meds prescribed are not helping. Is there any care out there available for a gaping wound at the site where the skin was taken for the graft? The doctor simply tells her to be patient and it will heal itself. She is wearing a pad and using toilet tissue against the wound to catch drainage. This seems nuts. Any advice? Alan
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My mother (age 88) recently had an anal tumor removed and the surgeon took tissue from her buttocks for a skin graft to close the incision. The wound from the skin graft is red, raw and quite large. She was sent home with no wound care instructions and is in considerable pain, unable to sit at all and the pain meds prescribed are not helping. Is there any care out there available for a gaping wound at the site where the skin was taken for the graft? The doctor simply tells her to be patient and it will heal itself. She is wearing a pad and using toilet tissue against the wound to catch drainage. This seems nuts. Any advice? Alan
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