Burn Deformity

Post burn deformities are mainly caused by scar contracture associated with deep burns and secondary contracture due to skin grafts used to resurface deep burn wounds . Deformities in the hands , face and breast can interfere with functional aspects of daily life and lead to psychosocial embarrasement .

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Post burn deformities are mainly caused by scar contracture associated with deep burns and secondary contracture due to skin grafts used to resurface deep burn wounds . Deformities in the hands , face and breast can interfere with functional aspects of daily life and lead to psychosocial embarrasement .

Management involves release of the contractures and resurfacing of the defects by skin graft or flap reconstruction . Aftercare is imperative to prevent recurrent contractures by pressure garments and proper physiotherapy and splintage .