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Experience with the seven flap-plasty for the release of burns contractures.
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PMID:  15145197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eighteen patients with burns contracture to the knee 7 (34%), elbow 5 (28%), perineum 4 (22%), and axilla 2 (11%), were treated at our unit between February 1998 to October 2001 using the seven flap-plasty. We chose this method because of its suitability for such contractures, which take the form of a web rather than a straight or linear pattern. Because it involves no donor area, that is no donor site morbidity and therefore less chance for longer hospital stay. The majority of these patients were children 11 (61%). Ten were females (56%) and 8 (44%) were males. Age of patients ranged between 2 and 35 years. The results of the procedure were satisfactory in all patients with good functional recovery of the affected sites.
M Taifour Suliman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0305-4179     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-17     Completed Date:  2004-08-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  374-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Elfasher & Khartoum Bahri Teaching Hospital, Khartoum Bahri, Sudan.
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MeSH Terms
Burns / complications*
Child, Preschool
Contracture / etiology,  pathology,  surgery*
Developing Countries
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Recovery of Function
Surgical Flaps*
Treatment Outcome

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