Surgery Book


Free Graft

Aka: Free Graft
  1. General
    1. Do not use subcutaneous tissue
    2. Plan backwards (confirm graft will cover area)
  2. Graft Types
    1. Full thickness graft for volar surface injuries
      1. Donor site: thigh or lateral buttock
      2. May become dark after 2-3 days
        1. Underlying tissue is still viable
    2. Partial (split) thickness graft for dorsal surface
      1. Donor site: flexor creases of wrist or elbow
    3. Amputated Finger Tip
      1. May be grafted if in good condition
      2. remove all adipose tissue if over age 5 years

Free graft (C0450139)

Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T023)
SnomedCT 118620008
English Free graft, Free graft (substance)
Spanish injerto libre (sustancia), injerto libre
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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