A prospective study of burn scar maturation in pediatrics: does age matter?

@article{Schwanholt1994APS,
  title={A prospective study of burn scar maturation in pediatrics: does age matter?},
  author={C A Schwanholt and C L Ridgway and David G. Greenhalgh and Mary Jo Staley and T J Gaboury and C S Morress and Simon Walling and Glenn D. Warden},
  journal={The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation},
  year={1994},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={416-20}
}
A prospective study was performed to determine whether patterns of burn scar maturation varied among different pediatric age groups. Patients were divided into three groups according to age at the time of burn injury: birth to 3 years, 4 to 11 years, and 12 to 18 years. Scarring of sheet grafts on an extremity was assessed throughout the maturation process in three areas: vascularity, pliability, and height. A 1-inch square was selected on the graft edge adjacent to unburned skin. Two… CONTINUE READING