Pressure therapy for the control of hypertrophic scar formation after burn injury. A history and review.

@article{Ward1991PressureTF,
  title={Pressure therapy for the control of hypertrophic scar formation after burn injury. A history and review.},
  author={R Scott Ward},
  journal={The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation},
  year={1991},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={257-62}
}
  • R Scott Ward
  • Published 1991 in The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation
Devastating functional problems can result from the formation of hypertrophic scar tissue after burn injury. Although a patient with burns may have several medical problems to contend with because of the injury, most ongoing rehabilitation difficulties are a consequence of the continual wound contraction that occurs in immature burn scars. Treatment of hypertrophic burn scar consists of several surgical options and of pressure therapy, which traditionally involves wearing garments made from… CONTINUE READING

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