anemia and poor wound healing, SCC can metastasize quickly, leading to the need for amputation. 2 The surgical team needs to ensure that cancer precautions are taken, so that the accidental spread of cancer cells does not occur. Typically two set- ups is recommended, with a change of gloves in between. The subcutane- ous layers are closed with an absorbable suture, and the final skin closure is made with a finer, non-absorbable suture. While a compression dressing made of medicated gauze and a cotton wrap is recommended, the surgical team will need to take care not to wrap the wound too tightly as it may cause the tissue to necrose. 2 Currently, there is some research being performed on Alloderm skin grafts. While it is not seen as a panacea for EB, it does show some promise for those who have more severe forms of EB. Alloderm grafts have been used after surgery to correct pseudosyndactyly and Mohs. 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