The influence of different occlusive plates on the erythema of hypertrophic burn scars

The influence of different occlusive plates on the erythema of hypertrophic burn scars The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of compressing a burn-related hypertrophic scar using different types of occlusive plates (silicone gel, silicone elastomer and plastic). The study was a prospective trial in which 16 burn scars were divided into four areas; each area was then randomly assigned to a different occlusive medium. The dependent variable was erythema as measured by the Minolta chromameter CR-300. Measurements were taken at 0, 7, 30, 60 and 90 days of treatment. Significant beneficial results were obtained for both silicone plate treatments compared to a control site or plastic plate treatment. The degree of change was most evident after 7 days. After 1 month of treatment, there was no further significant improvement over time and between the different treatments. These data suggest that when erythema is considered, compressing a burn scar with a silicone contact medium is more efficient than compression with a plastic medium. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The influence of different occlusive plates on the erythema of hypertrophic burn scars

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380100279
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of compressing a burn-related hypertrophic scar using different types of occlusive plates (silicone gel, silicone elastomer and plastic). The study was a prospective trial in which 16 burn scars were divided into four areas; each area was then randomly assigned to a different occlusive medium. The dependent variable was erythema as measured by the Minolta chromameter CR-300. Measurements were taken at 0, 7, 30, 60 and 90 days of treatment. Significant beneficial results were obtained for both silicone plate treatments compared to a control site or plastic plate treatment. The degree of change was most evident after 7 days. After 1 month of treatment, there was no further significant improvement over time and between the different treatments. These data suggest that when erythema is considered, compressing a burn scar with a silicone contact medium is more efficient than compression with a plastic medium.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 31, 2001

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