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.
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