Definition : Dermatomes designed to harvest large, uniform-thickness skin grafts using electric power. These dermatomes are typically handheld instruments that include an electric powered rapidly oscillating cutting blade that is manually advanced over the skin. Several dedicated electric dermatomes using this operating principle are available (e.g., Castroviejo, Reese, Padgett-Hood, Brown, Davol-Simon, Zimmer). Electric dermatomes are mainly used to obtain skin grafts from donor sites, but are sometimes used in other procedures (e.g., to remove tattoos).
Entry Terms : "Electrical Dermatomes" , "Zimmer Dermatomes" , "Davol-Simon Dermatomes" , "Brown Dermatomes" , "Castroviejo Dermatomes" , "Powered Dermatomes"
UMDC code : 22123