Use of an improved Watusi collar to manage pediatric neck burn contractures.

Abstract

Burns to the neck present a serious challenge to the pediatric burn team. Even when full neck range of motion is maintained, scarring may lead to banding and a loss of the neck's natural contour. Conventional thermoplastic neck conformers have been used to maintain neck position and provide pressure to maturing scars, but they are rigid and limit functional… (More)

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@article{Foley2002UseOA, title={Use of an improved Watusi collar to manage pediatric neck burn contractures.}, author={K Hurlin Foley and B. A. Doyle and P Paradise and Ivor Parry and Tina Palmieri and David Greenhalgh}, journal={The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation}, year={2002}, volume={23 3}, pages={221-6} }