MPS  Vol.3 No.3 , July 2013
A Rare Case of Multiple Scar Contractures after Burn Injury
ABSTRACT

A nine-year-old girl sustained extreme postburn contractures of the face, neck, both axillae, elbows, wrists, and ankles, due to flame injury 5 years ago. No primary and plastic surgical burn treatment was available in a remote area of China. From October, 2005 to April, 2007, all adhesions were released in five operations and the huge defects covered with local musculo-cutaneous flaps, z-plasties, and with thick split skin gafts. This led to an optimal functional result and an aesthetic restoration of the face, giving her, back her self-esteem in daily life.


Cite this paper
H. Wang, Z. Sun, X. Xu and S. Luo, "A Rare Case of Multiple Scar Contractures after Burn Injury," Modern Plastic Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 81-83. doi: 10.4236/mps.2013.33016.
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