Skin Graft Complications

Learn how your age, health condition, pregnancy, medical history and more could impact potential Skin Graft complications.

Skin Graft Risk Factors

Possible Complications

If you are planning to have a skin graft, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Graft failure
  • Infection at either the donor or recipient site
  • Poor healing
  • Increased or decreased sensation at the recipient site
  • Hair may not grow on recipient site
  • Graft tissue of contracts, interfering with limb movement

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Age: newborns and infants, or 60 or older
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Poor overall health
  • Use of certain medicines


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