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Functional Reconstruction of Post-Burn Hand Contractures

Bertha Kawilarang.

Abstract
Most patients who have survived severe burn injury may not have truly escaped the aftermath of severe scars which is post burn contractures. Hands are one of the most prevalent site of burn injury leading to contractures, which are important in terms of function and cosmesis. There is great deal of functional limitation, whereof contractures in both hands can make a burn survivor a total cripple. Moreover poor cosmetic result must also be considered as it gives impact towards patientís self-esteem and quality of life. Treatment algorithm must be based on clinical presentation and severity of range of motion. Release of contracture, wound resurfacing and choice of reconstructive procedures must be based on timing of scar maturity as well as through a case-by case approach.

Key words: post burn, hand contracture, reconstruction, management


 
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Bertha Kawilarang. Functional Reconstruction of Post-Burn Hand Contractures. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2019; 3(12): 873-878. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.hand-reconstruction


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Bertha Kawilarang. Functional Reconstruction of Post-Burn Hand Contractures. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=74657 [Access: February 24, 2020]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.hand-reconstruction


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Bertha Kawilarang. Functional Reconstruction of Post-Burn Hand Contractures. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2019; 3(12): 873-878. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.hand-reconstruction



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Bertha Kawilarang. Functional Reconstruction of Post-Burn Hand Contractures. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2019), [cited February 24, 2020]; 3(12): 873-878. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.hand-reconstruction



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Bertha Kawilarang (2019) Functional Reconstruction of Post-Burn Hand Contractures. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 3 (12), 873-878. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.hand-reconstruction



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Bertha Kawilarang. 2019. Functional Reconstruction of Post-Burn Hand Contractures. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 3 (12), 873-878. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.hand-reconstruction



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Bertha Kawilarang. "Functional Reconstruction of Post-Burn Hand Contractures." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 3 (2019), 873-878. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.hand-reconstruction



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Bertha Kawilarang. "Functional Reconstruction of Post-Burn Hand Contractures." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 3.12 (2019), 873-878. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.hand-reconstruction



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Bertha Kawilarang (2019) Functional Reconstruction of Post-Burn Hand Contractures. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 3 (12), 873-878. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.hand-reconstruction