Management of Postburn Contracture in General Hospital Soebandi- Jember
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Background: Postburn contracture cause functional limitations and also creating cosmetic defect. Surgical reconstruction is procedure to treat this abnormality. Methods: The author present a retrospective study, own experience in surgical treatment in 11 cases with postburn reconstruction procedure in the period April 2014- April 2015. Results: The age of patients was between 1 to 15 years old. The etiology of burn included scald, flame, thermal and electric injury. The single anatomical site of the body the most frequently involved was fingers 40% and knee 20% , and followed of the multiple site of the body 40%. All of the cases in this study were performed with incisional contracture release and skin grafting. Conclusion: We concluded that skin grafting as postburn contracture operative method showed patient satisfaction in cosmetic as well as functional outcome.
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