kin grafting is a type of graft surgery involving the transplantation of skin. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft.
Skin grafting is often used to treat:
Extensive wounding or trauma
Areas of extensive skin loss due to infection such as necrotizing fasciitis or purpura fulminans
Specific surgeries that may require skin grafts for healing to occur - most commonly removal of skin cancers
Skin grafts are often employed after serious injuries when some of the body's skin is damaged. Surgical removal (excision or debridement) of the damaged skin is followed by skin grafting. The grafting serves two purposes: reduce the course of treatment needed (and time in the hospital), and improve the function and appearance of the area of the body which receives the skin graft.