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Burns. 1991 Aug;17(4):313-9.

Adhesive contact media--an update on graft fixation and burn scar management.

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Burn Unit, Adelaide Children's Hospital, South Australia.


With the introduction of silicone gel in 1981, the emphasis in the treatment of burn scar management has changed from pressure to the use of contact media. A range of 'contact media' has been introduced, allowing for therapy to be individualized to the patient and the scar. Over the last few years, the introduction of 'the adhesive technique' has allowed for earlier therapy with the aim of preventing or minimizing scar hypertrophy with better short- and long-term cosmetic results. The mode of action of 'contact media' is discussed, with a suggested hypothesis and further lines of investigation.

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