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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66217

Evaluation of using of square flap in treatment of Postburn Contracture

Dhiaa Jabir Aljuburi, Ali Abbar Mazael, Ahmed Khalaf Jasim, Tamam Alaa Abdulzahra, Osamah Aldulhasan


Background: One of the most common problems that encountered is postburn contracture which has both functional and aesthetic impact on the patients. Various surgical methods had being proposed to treat such problem. Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of square flap in management of postburn contracture in several part of the body. Patients and methods: From April 2019 to June 2020 a total number of 20 patients who had postburn contracture in various parts of their body were subjected to scar contracture release using square flap. The follow up period was ranging between 6 months to 12 months. Results: All of our patients had achieved complete release of their band with maximum postoperative motion together with accepted aesthetic outcome. All of our patients were quite satisfied of the achieved results we did not encounter any case of complete or partial flap necrosis. No scar contracture recurrence was noticed in all of our patients. Conclusion: Square flap is effective method of releasing of scar contracture, it provides simple, easily to learn method of contracture release with both accepted functional and aesthetic outcome with low incidence of recurrence.


square flap, management of Postburn Contracture, aesthetic impact

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