Dermabrader: a different use in preparing scalp defects without periosteum for immediate skin grafting

Yormuk E., Gültan S., Sevin K., Yenidünya M. O.

European Journal of Plastic Surgery, vol.17, no.3, pp.161-162, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00178686
  • Title of Journal : European Journal of Plastic Surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-162


To cover a very large scalp defect, one may mobilize the remaining scalp to effect closure. However, sometimes skin grafting may be unavoidable. For this procedure, the prepared raw surface should be smooth and well vascularized. To achieve this in one case, a dermabrader has been used as an osteoabrader to remove the outer table to provide a surface with punctate bleeding. A good result was obtained with minimal hospitalization. © 1994 Springer-Verlag.