GraftOn skin and tissue applicator was developed to simplify skin grafting. One of the challenges faced by surgeons is to remove fluid from under the graft. Excess fluid buildup prevents proper adherence of the graft to the wound, causing the graft to fail to survive. Currently, there is no standard tool used by surgeons for graft application.
Dr. Bharat Shah joined Mercy Health Springfield in 1996. His plastic surgery practice encompasses a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including pediatric craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, facial reconstruction, microsurgery, burn reconstruction, and hair restoration. Dr. Shah is a Chicago native, with undergraduate training at Loyola University of Chicago with a B.S. Honors Degree in Psychology. He received his medical degree at Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine. He is residency/fellowship trained in multiple disciplines.
Grafton will allow surgeons to address the challenges associated with applying skin grafts. The foam applicator absorbs excess fluid under the graft, while the ergonomic handle allows the surgeon to evenly distribute pressure to smooth the graft, both of which lead to better adherence. The handle tool improves surgeon efficiency by reducing the need for additional instruments to manipulate the graft. The GraftOn is designed to provide a simple, safe, and effective solution for improving patient outcomes.