Scar Management of the Burned Hand

Michael Sorkin, David Cholok, Benjamin Levi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Burn injury can result in hypertrophic scar formation that can lead to debilitating functional deficits and poor aesthetic outcomes. Although nonoperative modalities in the early phase of scar maturation are critical to minimize hypertrophic scar formation, surgical management is often indicated to restore hand function. The essential tenant of operative scar management is release of tension, which can often be achieved through local tissue rearrangement. Laser therapy has emerged as a central pillar of subsequent scar rehabilitation. These treatment tools provide an effective resource for the reconstructive surgeon to treat hypertrophic hand scars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-315
Number of pages11
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Burn
  • Hand
  • Hypertrophic scar
  • Laser


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