A new method in the treatment of postburn scar contractures: Double opposing V-Y-Z plasty


BURNS, vol.32, no.4, pp.499-503, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.burns.2005.11.016
  • Journal Name: BURNS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.499-503


Purpose: Postburn scar contractures are fairly often seen in many parts of the body, and are still a considerable problem for reconstructive surgeons. Although the mild to moderate contractures can easily be managed by numerous surgical methods, serious contractures usually require more comprehensive surgical solutions including multiple Z plastics and rhomboid flaps, each of which have disadvantages. We used a new method called "double opposing V-Y-Z plasty" in this study. This technique is a combination of V-Y plasty with Z plasty in double opposing fashion, both ensuring primary donor site closure.