This image shows the mobility of a mature mesh, split-thickness skin graft on the dorsum of a hand more than one year after surgery. Split thickness skin grafts (which include the epidermis and part of the dermis) are commonly used to cover wounds. When the wound is large, the graft may be perforated with hundreds of tiny holes which allow it to stretch to cover a larger area (mesh graft). Although over time the grafted, meshed skin becomes similarly mobile to normal skin, the mesh appearance remains.
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