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2021 Jan-Dec

Scars Burn Heal


Use of tape for the management of hypertrophic scar development: A comprehensive review.


O'Reilly S, Crofton E, Brown J, Strong J, Ziviani J
Scars Burn Heal. 2021 Jan-Dec; 7:20595131211029206.
PMID: 34290886.


Tapes have been used to aid fresh wound closure. For hypertrophic scars, the use of tapes as a therapy to reduce the mechanical forces that stimulate excessive and long-term scarring is yet to be evaluated. The aim of this comprehensive review was to explore the current clinical application of tapes, as a minimally invasive option, as purposed specifically for the management of hypertrophic scarring, regardless of scar causation.