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


GÜMÜŞ N. , YILMAZ S.

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

Abstract

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.