Background: Chronic leg ulcers remain a challenge to the treating physician. Such wounds often need skin grafts to heal. This necessitates a readily available, fast, simple, and standardized procedure for grafting.
Objectives: The aim of this work was to test a novel method developed for outpatient transplant procedures.
Methods: The procedure employs a handheld disposable dermatome and a roller mincer that cut the skin into standardized micrografts that can be spread out onto a suitable graft bed. Wounds were followed until healed and photographed.
Results: The device was successfully used to treat and close a traumatic lower limb wound and a persistent chronic venous leg ulcer. The donor site itself healed by secondary intent with minimal cosmetic impairment.
Conclusion: The method was successfully used to graft 2 lower extremity wounds.
Keywords: leg ulcers; micrograft; skin transplantation; split thickness skin graft; wound healing.