The Role of Massage in Scar Management: A Literature Review

@article{Shin2012TheRO,
  title={The Role of Massage in Scar Management: A Literature Review},
  author={Thuzar M. Shin and Jeremy S. Bordeaux},
  journal={Dermatologic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={414–423}
}
BACKGROUND Many surgeons recommend postoperative scar massage to improve aesthetic outcome, although scar massage regimens vary greatly. [] Key MethodMETHODS PubMed was searched using the following key words: "massage" in combination with "scar," or "linear," "hypertrophic," "keloid," "diasta*," "atrophic.
The role of scar massage in cleft lip surgery
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There was no correlation seen between the frequency of massage and scar quality, and both the technique of repair and type of suture material used had greater effect on scar grading than massage therapy.
Is massage an effective intervention in the management of post-operative scarring? A scoping review.
Scar massage for hypertrophic burns scarring-A systematic review.
The effects of conservative treatments on burn scars: A systematic review.
Role of Massage on the Management of Hypertrophic Scar: Review
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The aim of this review article was to summarize the published literature regarding the use of scar massage and to propose ways to integrate this therapy into the practice of physical therapy in the management of scar.
Evidence-Based Scar Management: How to Improve Results with Technique and Technology
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Although scars can never be completely eliminated in an adult, this article presents the most commonly used, evidence-based methods to improve the quality and symptoms of hypertrophic scars, as well as keloid scars and striae distensae.
Nonsurgical management of periocular scars along with review of literature
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An ophthalmic plastic surgeon's perspective of managing facial and periocular scars safely and effectively is presented, suggesting that effective scar management requires a multipronged therapeutic approach.
Innovative approaches in scar prevention and treatment from a plastic surgeon’s perspective
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This is the first major prospective, within-patient, randomized, controlled, multicenter study to provide evidence for an incisional NPWT strategy to reduce healing complications.
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