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Ann Burns Fire Disasters. 2009 Sep 30;22(3):155-9.

Chirurgie Plastique des Sequelles de Brulures de la Main. Experience du Centre National des Brules, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Casablanca.

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Service de Chirurgie A, Hôpital Moulay Youssef, Casablanca, Maroc.

Abstract

Burns sequelae in the hand are frequent and various, ranging from the aesthetic and functional to the simple and complex. We report our experience of five years of burns sequelae treatment at the National Burns and Plastic Surgery Centre in the University Hospital Centre in Casablanca, Morocco. Our survey concerned 65 patients aged 2 to 70 years (45 men and 20 women) on whom we performed a total number of 143 surgical operations in 105 hands. The sequelae were located in the back of the hand in 57 cases, followed by the commissures in 43 cases. Various reconstruction methods were used, notably skin graft (58 cases) and local flaps (32 cases). We assessed the patients' level of satisfaction with the results achieved using the different methods and found that, with regard to skin graft, 94% were satisfied with the results achieved in the back of the hand, 90% with the local flaps in the first commissure, and 95% with distance flaps. With regard to reconstruction of the thumb, 100% of the patients treated with pollicization of a finger declared their satisfaction and 75% of those treated with transfer of the second toe.

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