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Indian J Plast Surg. 2010 Sep;43(Suppl):S63-71. doi: 10.4103/0970-0358.70724.

Post-burn scars and scar contractures.

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Departments of Burns, Plastic, Maxillofacial & Microvascular Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospital & Associated Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 110 002, India.


The mortality and morbidity from burns have diminished tremendously over the last six to seven decades. However, these do not truly reflect whether the victim could go back to society as a useful person or not and lead a normal life because of the inevitable post-burn scars, contractures and other deformities which collectively have aesthetic and functional considerations. This article gives an overview of the post-burn scars and scar contractures, especially their prevention, minimisation and principles of management.


Burns; contractures; post-burn scars; release and cover

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