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The Treatment of Chronic Postburn Scar and Contracture: A Case Report
Journal of Korean Burn Society 2022;25(1):9-12
Published online June 1, 2022
© 2022 Journal of Korean Burn Society.

Daehwan Park, M.D., Ph.D., Junekey Lee, M.D., Bongsoo Baik, M.D., Ph.D. and Wansuk Yang, M.D.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dong Kang Medical Center, Ulsan, Korea
Correspondence to: Junekey Lee, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dong Kang Medical Center, 239 Taehwa-ro, Jung-gu, Ulsan 44455, Korea
Tel: 82-52-241-1738, Fax: 82-52-241-1180
Received May 9, 2022; Revised May 13, 2022; Accepted May 13, 2022.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Postburn scar and contracture (PBSC) occur after severe burn injuries, and the deformity causes functional problems in the patients. The patients have difficulty even with simple everyday tasks, so their socioeconomic status seems to be limited or rather to be in a poor stage. This makes the quality of their daily life very low. Certainly, sooner or later, the postburn contracture release operation is performed to restore the functions such as flexion, extension, rotation, and other movements of the injured region. We present the case of a patient who has suffered PBSC for an extended period, and, at last, she has had a PBSC releasing operation with the composite skin graft, split-thickness skin graft with a dermal substitute.
Keywords : Scar, Contracture, Skin graft, Dermal substitute

June 2022, 25 (1)
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