Plastic Surgery

Stages of graft uptake

Q ) First stage of healing in a skin graft is
a. Revascularisation
b. Inosculation
c. Imbibition
d. None of the above

 Ans c

Imbibtion is the 1st stage in 24-48 hrs. It involves fibrin formation between the graft and bed

After 48 hours - Inosculation  by which time new capillary buds develop

3rd stage is revasularization

Ref SCHWARTZ'S PRINCIPLES OF SURGERY 2-volume set 11th edition