A simple and effective procedure for treating burn contractures: Releasing incision and quadra Z technique

Sen C., Karacalar A., Agir H., Dinar S., Isil E., Iscen D.

BURNS, cilt.33, ss.241-245, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.burns.2006.06.016
  • Dergi Adı: BURNS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.241-245


Burn contractures particularly involving the joints are challenging problems which might cause severe functional impairments. Many surgical techniques have been described for use, however, an ideal method yet to be found. Releasing incision is the most common and effective way to release the wide and severe contractures but it has some drawbacks. We propose a releasing incision technique combined with four Z plasty incisions to overcome the disadvantages of traditional releasing incision technique.