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Graft

Graft

A graft is a piece of bone, skin, or other tissue used to replace diseased or injured tissue, such as burned skin. A graft can be healthy living tissue (such as skin or bone) harvested from a human or animal, or a graft may be man-made material.

Last Revised: February 22, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Margaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine

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