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Topical Administration of the Recombinant Human Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Containing Ointment on the Tendon Exposed Skin Defect in Foot Digit: A Case Report
Journal of Korean Burn Society 2018;21(2):59-62
Published online December 1, 2018
© 2018 Journal of Korean Burn Society.

Minseok Jeon, M.D., So Young Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: So Young Kim, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University School of Medicine, 1342 Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul 01757, Korea Tel: 82-2-950-1048, Fax: 82-2-932-6373 E-mail: pajamakim@naver.com
Received October 10, 2018; Revised October 20, 2018; Accepted October 31, 2018.
Abstract
Contact burn is usually caused by prolonged contact to hot material and results in deep dermal injury. As a result, skin and soft tissue defects occur, and coverage of defect is required. When defect is located in the foot phalanxes, reconstruction becomes more challenging owing to anatomical features. If the patient has medical histories such as diabetes mellitus, peripheral arterial obstructive disease, or chronic kidney disease, peripheral circulation may be worsened, and reconstruction becomes more difficult. We present the case of a patient with contact burn wound on his foot phalanxes and dorsum, where extensor digitorum tendons were exposed. Initial trial of skin graft was failed and they were completely epithelialized through secondary-intention healing with the administration of ointment containing recombinant human epidermal growth factor.
Keywords : Burns, Wound healing, Re-epithelialization, Epidermal growth factor


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