›› 2013, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (5): 663-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2013.05.031

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Clinical evaluation of polyurethane foam dressing on wound healing of skin graft donor site

LI Xue-chuan, QIAO Liang, HUANG Xiao-qin,YUAN Ke-jian, YANG Hui-zhong   

  1. Department of Burn &|Plastic Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2013-05-28 Published:2013-05-28


Objective To investigate the clinical effect of a polyurethane foam dressing on the wound healing of skin graft donor site. Methods A total of 120 hospitalised burn patients with skin graft surgery were randomly divided into Medifoam group (n=60) and gauze group (n=60). Skin graft donor sites in Medifoam group were treated with a polyurethane foam dressing, while those in gauze group were treated with vaseline gauze. The wound healing time of donor sites, degree of pain, infections and cosmetic outcomes of two groups were compared and statistically analyzed. Results There was no significant difference in the infection rate of would between two groups (P>0.05). Compared with gauze group, the time of wound healing of donor sites was significantly shorter (P<0.01), the degree of pain was significantly alleviated (P<0.01), and the pigmentation and scar forming were less obvious in Medifoam group. Conclusion Polyurethane foam dressing has the advantage of relieving pain, accelerating wound healing and reducing pigmentation and scar forming in application in skin graft donor site.

Key words: burn, dressing, donor site, skin transplantation