Document Type : Research Article
Background: Split Thickness Skin Graft (STSG) is graft that only contains the epidermis and a tiny portion of the dermis. Donor sites for split-thickness skin grafts can either be covered with different types of dressings. In this study, we looked at the function of collagen sheet dressing at the skin graft donor site and how it affected the healing parameters and compared it with conventional betadine dressing.
Methods: An prospective study conducted in 60 patients general surgery department. Collagen dressing or Betadine dressing over donor site were performed among study subjects by randomised process.
Results: Mean age of 60 study sample was 42.58 years (SD - 9.812 years), with 53 (88%) male and 7 (12%) female in study. Collagen-based dressings for the donor site for split-thickness grafts produced better results in terms of the rate of healing, post-operative pain, and length of hospital stay than the typical betadine gauze dressing whereas in case of total cost of the treatment and patient satisfaction, Collagen Dressings and Betadine Dressings both show almost similar result.
Conclusion: Early pain alleviation and a high ulcer healing rate are provided with collagen dressing over conventional betadine dressing.