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2021 Feb

Ann Transl Med



Surgical treatment of joint burn scar contracture: a 10-year single-center experience with long-term outcome evaluation.


Burn patients often have functional problems due to joint scar contracture. Patients suffering from such contracture often experience considerable limitations in daily life. Therefore, surgical treatment is often necessary. Skin grafts, especially full-thickness skin grafts and flaps remain the most commonly used surgical methods in clinical practice. However, there are no clear guidelines stating which technique is the most effective treatment. Herein, we conducted a retrospective cohort study over 10 years of experience at a single center to investigate whether flaps or FTSGs exhibit a better long-term effect.