At Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19,) we are closely monitoring local health departments and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) and are actively following their recommendations.

We are working diligently to reschedule appointments postponed during the quarantine. We also understand you may feel some anxiety about bringing your child into the hospital. Our plans to restart routine care have been thoughtfully developed and implemented to keep everyone safe. We are also scheduling some appointments for new patients. If you have any questions, please call the hospital at 855-206-2096.

Families that have appointments of any kind are asked to arrive with ONLY ONE parent or guardian and no additional family members or guests.

When you arrive for your appointment, if you and your child are not already wearing a mask, you will receive one. You will both be screened for illness and will notice new safety precautions in place to promote clean hands, a clean environment, and social distancing.

We are here for you, and look forward to seeing you soon.

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Skin grafting

Sheet grafting of third-degree or full thickness burns

Sheet grafting is ideal wound covering. A strip of donor skin is taken from an unburned area and transferred to the excised burn area. Advantages of sheet grafting are durability and less contraction. Sheet grafts are also more cosmetic than alternate methods of grafting.

Sheet Graft


Mesh grafting of third-degree burns

Mesh grafting is required when there is not enough undamaged skin available to use as a donor site. Mesh grafts use less donor skin that allows a child with a large total surface area to achieve wound closure in less time than using sheet grafts. The mesh pattern, however, persists throughout the child’s life.

Mesh Graft

Meet our physicians

Elizabeth L. Dale, M.D.
Petra Warner, M.D., FACS
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