Postburn Mentosternal Contractures- Split Skin Graft Remains the most Workable Option.

Authors

  • A H BABAR
  • M S IKRAM
  • S A CHEEMA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v5i2.3314

Keywords:

burns, contractures, plastic surgery.

Abstract

We present our three years experience in management of post-burn mentosternal contractures. Split thickness skin grafting was found to be the only workable option in 64 out of 75 patients after release of contracture and excision of scar tissue. In our set up, mentosternal contractures are usually very severe due to negligence and delayed treatment and most of the other reconstructive options may not be applicable. With rehabilitative measures like splint age and regular massage in post operative period, good functional and acceptable aesthetic results can be achieved.

Published

2020-06-08

How to Cite

BABAR, A. H. ., IKRAM, M. S. ., & CHEEMA, S. A. . (2020). Postburn Mentosternal Contractures- Split Skin Graft Remains the most Workable Option. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 5(2), 156-158. https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v5i2.3314

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