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Title: Fibrin glue in the treatment of dorsal hand burns
Authors: Boeckx, W ×
Vandevoort, M
Blondeel, P
Van Raemdonck, Dirk
Vandekerckhove, E #
Issue Date: Dec-1992
Series Title: Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries vol:18 issue:5 pages:395-400
Abstract: This paper analyses two groups of patients with only dorsal hand burns: groups I contains patients with a total of 15 burned hands and group II patients with 12 hand burns. The patients in group I were all treated by full sheet skin grafts using a two-component fibrin glue. Patients in group II underwent the traditional operative treatment without fibrin glue and the same postoperative physical therapy programme. After follow-up periods of 6-11 months (group I) and 12-21 months (group II), we investigated in both groups, grip strength, key pinch, mobility, two-point discrimination and with the Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments. Our results prove that after the respective follow-up periods group I patients developed far better results for two-point discrimination, touch recognition and mobility.
ISSN: 0305-4179
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Thoracic Surgery
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