A skin graft is a part of the skin completely removed from the donor site and transferred to another site. It is used for reconstruction (covering) of skin and soft tissue injuries, on surfaces capable of producing granulations and ensuring nutrition, i.e., surfaces which can accept the graft. With regard of their thickness, skin grafts are classified as:
a) split-thickness skin grafts (Ollier-Thiersch graft, Blair graft)
b) full-thickness skin grafts (Wolfe-Krause graft).
Depending on the size and site of the defect, the surgical procedure of reconstruction with skin graft may be performed under local or general anesthesia.