Shoulder adduction contracture after burn: anatomy and treatment with quadrangular local scar subcutaneous pedicled flap, a new approach.

@article{Grishkevich2013ShoulderAC,
  title={Shoulder adduction contracture after burn: anatomy and treatment with quadrangular local scar subcutaneous pedicled flap, a new approach.},
  author={Viktor M. Grishkevich},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={
          1423-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Axillary adduction contracture is caused by scars that tightly surround the shoulder joint impairing the function of the upper limb. Due to severe scar surface deficiency, contracture release presents a challenge for surgeons since a method of release is transfer of tissue in the form of a large pedicled or free flap(s). Thus, development of simpler, less traumatic techniques, using local tissues, persists. METHODS Anatomic studies of shoulder adduction contractures after burn (pre… CONTINUE READING