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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-56

Management of post burn facial scars: A difficult problem

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Scar revision in post-burn deformities is a tricky problem. Requires careful planning in terms of setting realistic goals, prioritization of goals after assessment of the patient variables (age, socio-economic and health status) wound variable (scar site and extent, scar maturity) and availability/paucity of tissues. Varieties of procedures were performed to manage 46 scars in 33 patients. Majority of our patients belonged to 3rd decade of life (20-29 years) and were unmarried. Grafting was the most frequently performed procedure (33 scars in 26 patients). The most common complication after scar revision technique was widening of scar. Instead of very high cost of the expander and various complications related to it, the tissue expansion technique was useful in the management of post-burn large area scarring of face.

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