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Journal Article


Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Volume 46, Number 2, p.408-418 (2013)



Most surgical patients end up with a scar and most of these would want at least some improvement in the appearance of the scar. Using sound techniques for wound closure surgeons can, to a certain extent, prevent suboptimal scars. This article reviews the principles of prevention and treatment of suboptimal scars. Surgical techniques of scar revision, i.e., Z plasty, W plasty, and geometrical broken line closure are described. Post.operative care and other adjuvant therapies of scars are described. A short description of dermabrasion and lasers for management of scars is given. It is hoped that this review helps the surgeon to formulate a comprehensive plan for management of scars of these patients.


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M. Sharma and Wakure, A., “Scar revision”, Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, vol. 46, pp. 408-418, 2013.