Definition : Dermatomes designed to harvest large, uniform-thickness skin grafts using pneumatic power. These dermatomes are typically manual instruments that include a pneumatic-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). Pneumatic 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 : "Pneumatic Dermatomes" , "Zimmer Dermatomes" , "Davol-Simon Dermatomes" , "Brown Dermatomes" , "Castroviejo Dermatomes" , "Powered Dermatomes"
UMDC code : 22129