Does a 'firebreak' full-thickness skin graft prevent recurrence after surgery for Dupuytren's contracture?: a prospective, randomised trial.

@article{Ullah2009DoesA,
  title={Does a 'firebreak' full-thickness skin graft prevent recurrence after surgery for Dupuytren's contracture?: a prospective, randomised trial.},
  author={A. Ullah and J. Dias and B. Bhowal},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={
          374-8
        }
}
  • A. Ullah, J. Dias, B. Bhowal
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
We randomised 79 patients (84 hands, 90 fingers) with Dupuytren's contracture of the proximal interphalangeal joint to have either a 'firebreak' skin graft (39 patients, 41 hands, 44 fingers) or a fasciectomy (40 patients, 43 hands, 46 fingers) if, after full correction, the skin over the proximal phalanx could be easily closed by a Z-plasty. Patients were reviewed after three, six, 12, 24 and 36 months to note any complications, the range of movement and recurrence. Both groups were similar in… Expand
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