Jitendra Mehta1, Pawan Laxmanrao Shahane2, Manish Zade3, Dhananjay Nakade4
Patient with burn scar of face, extremities, exposed part of abdomen in Indian clothing, seek consultation for aesthetic improvement of scar, even though there is no functional impairment.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
10 patients were studied from January 2007 to June 2016 for post-burn scar with tangential excision and thin split thickness skin grafting. Median time from injury to surgery was 66.2 months and mean follow up of 18 months.
Tangential excision and thin split thickness skin grafting gave a fair aesthetic result with good overall patient satisfaction. The colour match was fairly good with no need for another operation.
Tangential excision and thin split skin grafting are good options for aesthetic reconstruction of burn scars.