The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine


A female rhesus monkey had a severe necrotized bite wound on the lateral left forearm and approximately half of the skin sloughed. A pedicle skin flap from the lower thorax and abdomen was attached to the lateral margin. The prepared pedicle was slightly short of covering the metacarpal area SO a 2 cm. diameter split thickness skin graft was also utilized. After 18 days of bandaging the arm to the body, the graft became well vascularized and the graft was transected at the body and stitched to the medial wound margin. Sutures were removed after 10 more days bandaging. Four weeks following the initial surgery both grafts were viable, no longer required bandaging and hair begun to grow on the pedicle graft.

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