A dermatomes (from Old Greek δἐρμα dérma skin and τομή tomé cut) is a surgical instrument for producing thin slices of skin from a donor area, for use in skin grafts. One of its main applications is for reconstituting skin areas damaged by grade 3 burns or trauma. (source: Dermatome (instrument) – Wikipedia)
Dermatomes can be operated either manually or electrically. The first dermatome, developed in the 1930s, were manually operated. Afterwards, dermatomes which were operated by air pressure, such as the Brown dermatome, achieved higher speed and precision. Electrical dermatome are also an option.
If it comes to an injury or a burn, an immediate action is required. One indication for dermatome is skin grafting. For this purpose, skin is removed from a non-injured area and transplanted. Our manual dermatomes SILVER, SCHINK, WATSON, COBBETT and HUMBY can be purchased from us. If you are looking for replacement blades for these dermatomes. Have you found them with us, you can easily request a quote, they are available ex-stock. A skin straightening plate is also in the product range. Inform yourself in our main catalog Dermatome, chapter 4 which you can download here.
Interesting facts about our replacement blades and dermatome
The blades are replaceable and are currently supplied non-sterile. The user can easily sterilize them (see information on sterilization in our instructions for use Instructions for use – Medical-Bees) The skin flap thickness can be adjusted individually in each case depending on the dermatome model and replacement blades are available. Different cutting widths (up to 160 mm) can be set.
|Dermatome||Skin flap thickness|
|SILVER||0.1 – 4.0 mm|
|SCHINK||0.1 – 2.3 mm|
|WATSON||0.1 – 1.5 mm|
|COBBETT||0.1 – 1.5 mm|
|HUMBY||0.1 – 1.5 mm|