Early excision and grafting of face and neck

October 1, 2002

Seattle - While many surgeons are reluctant to do it, early tangential excision and grafting of deep burns of the face and neck offer important benefits over the traditional spontaneous healing followed by reconstruction. Loren H. Engrav, M.D., reported in his 20-year experience that not only do patients avoid wasting a year or more of their lives waiting for their burns to heal, but they also have less extensive reconstructive work ahead.