If I feel that I have necrosis my skin is dying now is it better to have a skin graph now or later?

Doctor Answers 1

Necrotic Skin

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

I am not familiar with your procedure and the degree of necrotic skin. In general, necrotic skin should be debrided and the wound managed appropriately. Normally a skin graft would not be used until all of the necrotic tissue is gone and the resulting wound has a vascular bed,

Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

West Orange Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.