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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-74

Appliccitions of external fixator devices in post burn contracture of extremities


Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Baroda Medical College & SSG Hospital, Vadodara, India

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Yogesh C Bhatt
106, Gayatri Park Appartment, M. D. Road, Office: Vasana Road, Baroda, Gujarat
India
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Mini External Fixators have been used in severe injuries of hand and its role has been well established in case of post burn contractures. Long standing post burn contractures involving the upper and lower extremity are mostly associated with, incomplete release and patients have to be put to the trauma of repeated releases and grafting. In long run, the patients are lost in follow up due to poor compliance. Hence, we have started applying external distraction frame for incomplete releases and the distraction carried for 6 or more weeks. We have achieved encouraging results with early 10 patients included in the study.


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