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Article: Analysis of scar formation after lower limb lengthening: influence on cosmesis and patient satisfaction

TitleAnalysis of scar formation after lower limb lengthening: influence on cosmesis and patient satisfaction
Authors
KeywordsLimb lengthening
Pin tract scar width and length
Vancouver score
Patient satisfaction
Pin tract infection and scar adhesion
Issue Date2004
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pedorthopaedics.com
Citation
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2004, v. 24 n. 6, p. 706-710 How to Cite?
AbstractLimb lengthening aims to reduce limb length discrepancy, improve cosmesis, and permit more functional mobility. Scarring, however, is a major concern of patients. In this study 25 patients (27 lengthening sites) were assessed; 6 sites were lengthened with Orthofix and 21 sites with Ilizarov. Altogether, 452 pin tract scars were assessed. The mean scar length was 11.5 mm in the Ilizarov group (n = 415) and 54.1 mm in the Orthofix group (n = 37). The mean scar width was 5.6 mm in the Ilizarov group and 11.5 mm in the Orthofix group. The mean patient satisfaction was 7.3 in the Orthofix group and 5.5 in the Ilizarov group. The mean Vancouver score was 0.66 in the Ilizarov group and 3.1 in the Orthofix group. The scars were shorter and cosmetically better in the Ilizarov group, but patients were more satisfied in the Orthofix group because there were fewer scars. Patients were also more satisfied with the thigh scars than with the leg scars because clothing can easily cover the thigh scars.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223790
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.33
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.186

 

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dc.contributor.authorLaw, KPK-
dc.contributor.authorYinusa, W-
dc.contributor.authorLam, SY-
dc.contributor.authorKwan, WW-
dc.contributor.authorLi, YH-
dc.contributor.authorLeong, CYJ-
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T03:15:42Z-
dc.date.available2016-03-17T03:15:42Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2004, v. 24 n. 6, p. 706-710-
dc.identifier.issn0271-6798-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223790-
dc.description.abstractLimb lengthening aims to reduce limb length discrepancy, improve cosmesis, and permit more functional mobility. Scarring, however, is a major concern of patients. In this study 25 patients (27 lengthening sites) were assessed; 6 sites were lengthened with Orthofix and 21 sites with Ilizarov. Altogether, 452 pin tract scars were assessed. The mean scar length was 11.5 mm in the Ilizarov group (n = 415) and 54.1 mm in the Orthofix group (n = 37). The mean scar width was 5.6 mm in the Ilizarov group and 11.5 mm in the Orthofix group. The mean patient satisfaction was 7.3 in the Orthofix group and 5.5 in the Ilizarov group. The mean Vancouver score was 0.66 in the Ilizarov group and 3.1 in the Orthofix group. The scars were shorter and cosmetically better in the Ilizarov group, but patients were more satisfied in the Orthofix group because there were fewer scars. Patients were also more satisfied with the thigh scars than with the leg scars because clothing can easily cover the thigh scars.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pedorthopaedics.com-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics-
dc.rightsThis is a non-final version of an article published in final form in (provide complete journal citation)-
dc.subjectLimb lengthening-
dc.subjectPin tract scar width and length-
dc.subjectVancouver score-
dc.subjectPatient satisfaction-
dc.subjectPin tract infection and scar adhesion-
dc.titleAnalysis of scar formation after lower limb lengthening: influence on cosmesis and patient satisfaction-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLi, YH: yunhoili@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLeong, CYJ: hrmolcy@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.hkuros104303-
dc.identifier.volume24-
dc.identifier.issue6-
dc.identifier.spage706-
dc.identifier.epage710-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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