PERFORATOR BASED FLAPS VERSUS FULL THICKNESS SKIN GRAFTS FOR BROAD SCAR CONTRACTURE RELEASE: A MULTICENTRE RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL (P081)

Stekelenburg, Jaspers, Gardien, Jongen, Hiddingh, Zuijlen
2015 Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters   unpublished
Until now, the mainstay of treatment of scar contractures is release and autografting, preferably with a full thickness graft. Local flaps however, offer the best quality of tissue (normal skin and subcutaneous fat) and since the discovery of perforators many types of new skin flaps can be harvested as long as it incorporates a perforator bundle of an artery and vein. The implications of the use of perforator based flaps for the treatment of scar contractures by means of a randomized controlled
more » ... ndomized controlled trial has to be determined yet.
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