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Papers: 17 Sep 2022 - 23 Sep 2022


Burns Trauma


Systematic literature review of topical local anaesthesia or analgesia to donor site wounds.


McBride CA, Wong M, Patel B
Burns Trauma. 2022; 10:tkac020.
PMID: 36133279.


Topical local analgesic and anaesthetic agents have been used both pre- and immediately post-harvest on split-thickness skin graft (STSG) donor site wounds (DSW). There is no systematic review of their effectiveness in providing post-harvest analgesia, or of the possible toxic effects of systemic absorption. This study is designed to address the question of which agent, if any, is favoured over the others and whether there are any safety data regarding their use.