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A simple technique of powered subcutaneous instillation of split-thickness skin graft donor sites in burn patients and other plastic surgical patients has been developed. The necessary equipment required, including a standard pneumatic tourniquet, arterial pressure bags and spinal needles, is available in any plastic surgery operating theatre. In over 300 cases in which it has been employed, no complications have been encountered.
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Accepted: February 25, 1993
Received: December 23, 1992
This research was supported by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (E. Tredget, Clinical Investigator) and the Firefighters' Burn Trust Fund of the University of Alberta Hospitals.
© 1993 The British Asscociation of Plastic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc.