An example of an "Epicel graft," like those being used to treat Tega Cay burn victim Connor McKemey, is shown. Epicel grafts are see-through sheets of skin cells -- only two to eight cell layers thick -- that are grown from a small sample of a burn patient's own healthy skin. Because of the delicacy of the cultured grafts, up to 25 technicians are required to remove each graft from the flask it grew in.
An example of an "Epicel graft," like those being used to treat Tega Cay burn victim Connor McKemey, is shown. Epicel grafts are see-through sheets of skin cells -- only two to eight cell layers thick -- that are grown from a small sample of a burn patient's own healthy skin. Because of the delicacy of the cultured grafts, up to 25 technicians are required to remove each graft from the flask it grew in.
An example of an "Epicel graft," like those being used to treat Tega Cay burn victim Connor McKemey, is shown. Epicel grafts are see-through sheets of skin cells -- only two to eight cell layers thick -- that are grown from a small sample of a burn patient's own healthy skin. Because of the delicacy of the cultured grafts, up to 25 technicians are required to remove each graft from the flask it grew in.

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January 26, 2009 12:39 AM

Tega Cay burn victim begins skin graft procedure

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