A novel use of Gillette guard-1 blade for harvesting ultrathin Thiersch’s graft
How to cite this article: Mukhtar M. A novel use of Gillette guard-1 blade for harvesting ultrathin Thiersch’s graft. CosmoDerma 2023;3:14.
Treatment for vitiligo with ultrathin Thiersch’s skin grafting is effective and quick. Dermatomes and artery forceps with a shaving blade are frequently used to harvest the graft. However, to stretch the skin during graft harvesting, these devices require hand balance and help.
We used the Gillette Guard-1 blade, which has one blade with a guard, to overcome the challenges of assembling the device and taking an ultrathin Thiersch’s graft [Figure 1]. With the thumb and index finger, one can hold this blade with ease. The ultrathin Thiersch’s graft is harvested with the blade in an aseptic environment without any modifications in the blade and help of assistant [Figure 2 and Video 1].
Video 1:Video 1:The blade is being used to harvest ultrathin Thiersch’s graft without local anaesthesia.
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