A new method in the treatment of postburn scar contractures: Double opposing V-Y-Z plasty

Tan O., Atik B., Ergen D.

BURNS, cilt.32, sa.4, ss.499-503, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.burns.2005.11.016
  • Dergi Adı: BURNS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.499-503


Purpose: Postburn scar contractures are fairly often seen in many parts of the body, and are still a considerable problem for reconstructive surgeons. Although the mild to moderate contractures can easily be managed by numerous surgical methods, serious contractures usually require more comprehensive surgical solutions including multiple Z plastics and rhomboid flaps, each of which have disadvantages. We used a new method called "double opposing V-Y-Z plasty" in this study. This technique is a combination of V-Y plasty with Z plasty in double opposing fashion, both ensuring primary donor site closure.