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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-54

Classification of post-burn contracture neck

Department of Plastic Surgery, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut 71526, Egypt

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Mohamed Makboul
Department of Plastic Surgery, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut 71526
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-653X.121883

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Post-burn neck contracture (PBC) is one of the most common burn sequela. These contractures affect the patient significantly causing both functional limitations and esthetic disfigurements. Hence, the reconstruction of this area is a challenge to surgeons who must choose a technique, which restores the function and also improves the esthetic appearance. Aims: The aims of this study are to provide a simple classification of PBC and offer surgical solutions for each section of our classification. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was carried out on 140 patients with PBC neck who were classified according to the functional defect and the anatomical type of scar. Results: We offer a simple classification system for PBC neck depending on the degree of contracture into mild, moderate and severe and also according to the type of the scar into linear, band or broad type.

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