skin graft

South African doctor makes skin graft breakthrough

Dr Wayne Kleintjes has pioneered a ground-breaking technique to graft skin - quickly and cost- effectively - that is expected to have far-reaching benefits for burn victims. As well as being affordable, it uses the patient's own skin cells and so does not run a rejection risk.

Doctors on the forefront of innovation

Medical advances are making history, and people – and babies – are surviving extraordinary odds. Many of these ground-breaking medical techniques are mastered by doctors in South Africa. In some instances, they are showing the world the way.