Treatment of split-thickness skin graft-related forearm scar contractures with a carbon dioxide laser protocol: 3 case reports.

@article{Kroonen2013TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of split-thickness skin graft-related forearm scar contractures with a carbon dioxide laser protocol: 3 case reports.},
  author={Leo T Kroonen and Peter R Shumaker and Julia M Kwan and Nathan S Uebelhoer and Eric Hofmeister},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={2164-8}
}
Split-thickness skin grafts in the forearm can lead to motion restriction and disability through the dense scarring of the skin and formation of graft-tendon adhesions. Three patients were referred for laser treatment of motion-limiting scar-associated split-thickness skin grafts to the forearm. All patients had reached a plateau in range of motion despite aggressive hand therapy and underwent serial laser scar treatments at 6- to 8-week intervals. Treatments were performed in a clinic setting… CONTINUE READING
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