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Article: Reconstructive surgery for burn patients

TitleReconstructive surgery for burn patients
Authors
KeywordsBurn
Hypertrophic scar
Reconstruction
Issue Date1994
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association.
Citation
Journal of the Hong Kong Medical Association, 1994, v. 46 n. 4, p. 257-262 How to Cite?
AbstractReconstructive surgery in burn patients is difficult because of the intense scarring and the necessity to carry out multiple operative procedures for different reconstructive needs in a single patient. The primary aim of the surgeon is to prevent hypertrophic scar by early wound closure, and proper postburn treatment using a combination of silicone gel, splinting, and pressure therapy. Reconstructive procedures should be deferred until the wounds have matured. Accurate preoperative assessment and appreciation of the true tissue deficiency, appropriate application of different reconstructive options, and the establishment of the priorities of reconstruction in relation to individual requirements are essential for a successful outcome. In general, functional needs have to be met before attending to aesthetic concerns and priority should be given to restore active before passive function. Different reconstructive options using direct closure, skin grafts, flaps, free tissue transfer, and tissue expansion are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53475
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dc.contributor.authorHo, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, LKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWei, WIen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:20:55Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:20:55Z-
dc.date.issued1994en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Hong Kong Medical Association, 1994, v. 46 n. 4, p. 257-262en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1010-8424en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53475-
dc.description.abstractReconstructive surgery in burn patients is difficult because of the intense scarring and the necessity to carry out multiple operative procedures for different reconstructive needs in a single patient. The primary aim of the surgeon is to prevent hypertrophic scar by early wound closure, and proper postburn treatment using a combination of silicone gel, splinting, and pressure therapy. Reconstructive procedures should be deferred until the wounds have matured. Accurate preoperative assessment and appreciation of the true tissue deficiency, appropriate application of different reconstructive options, and the establishment of the priorities of reconstruction in relation to individual requirements are essential for a successful outcome. In general, functional needs have to be met before attending to aesthetic concerns and priority should be given to restore active before passive function. Different reconstructive options using direct closure, skin grafts, flaps, free tissue transfer, and tissue expansion are discussed.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsJournal of the Hong Kong Medical Association. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.subjectBurnen_HK
dc.subjectHypertrophic scaren_HK
dc.subjectReconstructionen_HK
dc.titleReconstructive surgery for burn patientsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1010-8424&volume=46&issue=4&spage=257&epage=262&date=1994&atitle=Reconstructive+surgery+for+burn+patientsen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWei, WI: hrmswwi@hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros3793-

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