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A skin graft is a common medical procedure which involves surgically implanting healthy skin on a patient who has lost tissue due to a burn or other injury. Most often, this new skin is obtained from an uninjured part of the patient where there is extra skin, such as the thigh or abdomen. It is possible to graft skin obtained from another person, but this increases the risk that the patient's body will reject the new skin because it is foreign.

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