MPS  Vol.3 No.3 , July 2013
Treatment of Post Burn Scar Extended Deformity of the Toes IV Degree and Using Bridge Cellular Cutaneous Flap
ABSTRACT

Post burn dorsal foot contractures of the toes of the IV degree cause functional limitations of all lower extremities, which creates a serious cosmetic defect, and therefore, needs surgical reconstruction. The series of 11 patients (7 men and 4 women) with extended contracture of the 4th degree of toes after burn were operated upon by using the new method with the flap including subcutaneous tissue (bridge-like stem), and the operations were performed at Samarkand Burn Center, Samarkand, Uzbekistan. We observed a good result with no complications. The flap was viable, and its sensibility was preserved. No marginal necrosis was noticed. As a result, the use of this method allowed achieving normal aesthetic outlines. The flap acquired the properties of the healthy skin without contracture. For the whole operated feet, it is important to wear pressure socks as soon as the wounds are fully healed and to continue this pressing therapy until the edema and recurrence of contracture are no longer being the problems. This usually means a period of 6 to 9 months.


Cite this paper
B. Shakirov, Y. Ahmedov, S. Zohidova, E. Hakimov and K. Tagaev, "Treatment of Post Burn Scar Extended Deformity of the Toes IV Degree and Using Bridge Cellular Cutaneous Flap," Modern Plastic Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 96-99. doi: 10.4236/mps.2013.33019.
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