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Title The technique of skin stretching for acute burn treatment and scar reconstruction: clinical applications and working mechanisms
Period 12 / 2007 - 12 / 2009
Status Completed
Research number OND1327461

Abstract

Objective: Evaluating the skin stretching technique for acute burn wounds and scar reconstructions; Clarify working mechanisms of skin stretching. Anticipated result: Acute burn wounds and scar reconstruction wounds may heal as small (linear) scars in a one-step procedure by skin stretching. Consequently, complications of scarring will be reduced considerably and less reconstructive procedures may be necessary. The results of the experimental study may improve the understanding of the working mechanisms of the technique.

Abstract (NL)

Doelstelling: Evalueren van de klinische waarde van de skin stretching techniek voor de behandeling van acute brandwonden en littekens; Vergroten van kennis omtrent de werkingsmechanismen van skin stretching. Verwacht resultaat: Littekens na skin stretching zullen naar verwachting veel kleiner zijn dan bij traditioneel geopereerde wonden. Daardoor zouden de littekenproblemen minder moeten worden. De laboratoriumstudie kan meer informatie geven over de werkingsmechanismen van de skin stretcher op het gebied van de extracellulaire matrix.

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D23140 Traumatology
D23210 Dermatology, venereology, rheumatology, orthopedics

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