How to assess postsurgical scars: a review of outcome measures.

@article{Vercelli2009HowTA,
  title={How to assess postsurgical scars: a review of outcome measures.},
  author={Stefano Vercelli and Giorgio Ferriero and Francesco Sartorio and Valeria Stissi and Franco Franchignoni},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 25},
  pages={2055-63}
}
PURPOSE Complications of surgical incision include pathological scars with functional, cosmetic or psychological consequences. Postsurgical scar assessment is fundamental for a complete functional evaluation and as an outcome measure. Scar assessment scales are here reviewed and discussed from a clinical and psychometric point of view, with a clear definition of different scar parameters. METHOD An extensive review of the English-language literature was conducted using the Medline database… CONTINUE READING

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