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The Utility of Acellular Dermal Matrix (Surederm®) as a Temporary Substitute for Tendons in High-Voltage Burn Injury
Journal of Korean Burn Society 2024;27(1):1-5
Published online June 1, 2024
© 2024 Journal of Korean Burn Society.

Hong Sil Joo, M.D., Ph.D. and Hyun Been Kim, M.D.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hanil General Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Hong Sil Joo, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hanil General Hospital, 308 Uicheon-ro, Dobong-gu, Seoul 01450, Korea
Tel: 82-901-3114, Fax: 82-901-3214
Received March 5, 2024; Revised March 19, 2024; Accepted April 19, 2024.
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.
Treatments of tendon injuries of hands include direct suturing, tendon graft, and tendon transfer, in which temporary tendon spacers can be used. In case of electrical burn wounds, tissue necrosis can progress further, which results in instability of the spacer. A 41-year-old man sustained high voltage electrical burns on his right hand. Debridement was performed and total rupture of extensor indicis tendon was noted. ADM (Surederm) was applied to bridge the tendon defect, overlapping each end. The function of extensor recovered to a degree of extensor lag. The authors would like to introduce a case of solving these problems utilizing acellular dermal matrix (ADM) as a temporary substitute for extensor tendon defect of hands in electrical burn. It can protect each end of injured tendon, preserving space for tendon gliding without discomfort. Moreover, it could be expected to preserve tendon function without tendon graft.
Keywords : Electric injuries, Tendon transfer, Autologous transplantation

June 2024, 27 (1)
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