Management of scar contractures of the hand using Z advancement rotation flap


BURNS, vol.39, no.5, pp.978-983, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.burns.2012.10.015
  • Title of Journal : BURNS
  • Page Numbers: pp.978-983


Functional consequences of hand contractures may lead to extreme impairment in hand functions so repair of the contractures can solve the problems related to hand functions. Different forms of z plasties have widely been used for the release of scar contractures. In this study, a useful z plasty technique, z advancement rotation flap (ZAR) was adapted for the release of hand contractures in the way of using only local tissues.