Treatment of post-burn upper extremity, neck and facial contractures: report of 77 cases.

@article{Gven2010TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of post-burn upper extremity, neck and facial contractures: report of 77 cases.},
  author={E. Bilget G{\"u}ven and Alper Mete Uğurlu and Emre Hocaoğlu and Samet Vasfi Kuvat and H{\"u}seyin Elbey},
  journal={Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={401-6}
}
BACKGROUND Post-burn contractures severely deteriorate life quality. We aimed to present our treatment protocols for post-burn sequelae and the contractures that cause functional limitations. METHODS Seventy-seven cases with post-burn contracture were treated in our clinic. Post-burn contractures occurring after a burn injury affected the upper extremity, face and neck in 60, 17 and 6 cases, respectively. Skin grafts, local flaps such as advancement flaps, Z-plasties, K-plasties, regional… CONTINUE READING

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