Application of Meek micro-grafting technique in severe burn injury: a case report

Authors

  • Benjamin Choo Wee Keat Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Salmi Binti Mohamed Sukur Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20240578

Keywords:

Meek micrografting, Burn injuries, Wound healing, Skin grafts, Donor site morbidity

Abstract

Wound closure is often a challenge in patients with major burns due to the limited amount of healthy skin available for harvesting and grafting. As a result, this often yields severe morbidity and mortality amongst said patients. This case report presents the successful use of the Meek micro-grafting technique on a patient with extensive major deep dermal to full-thickness burn injuries in the Burn Unit of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital of Malaysia. The Meek micro-grafting method, involves the creation of micro-grafts from a small and limited donor site, and proved to be effective in promoting wound healing and minimizing donor site morbidity.

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2024-02-29

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