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Scar Management Practice and Science: A Comprehensive Approach to Controlling Scar Tissue and Avoiding Hypertrophic Scarring

Widgerow, Alan David MBBCh, FCS(Plast), MMed(Wits), FACS; Chait, Laurence A. MBBCh, FRCS, FCS

doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000408465.81257.46
Features: Original Investigation

ABSTRACT: A meta-analysis of the literature forms the basis of a treatment regimen focused on the principles of support, controlled inflammation, hydration, and hastened collagen remodeling. The presented clinical trial avoided hypertrophic scarring in more than 80% of cases, validating the theory of targeting many areas of scar control in 1 approach.

The presented clinical trial avoids hypertrophic scarring in more than 80% of cases, validating the theory of targeting many areas of scar control in 1 approach.

Alan David Widgerow, MBBCh, FCS(Plast), MMed(Wits), FACS, is Emeritus Professor Plastic Surgery Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and is President, Adar Science Inc, Irvine, California. Laurence A. Chait, MBBCh, FRCS, FCS, is Emeritus Professor Plastic Surgery Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr Widgerow has disclosed that he is/was a consultant to LITHA Healthcare in South Africa. Dr Chait has disclosed that he is a consultant to LITHA Healthcare in South Africa. Submitted November 9, 2010; accepted in revised form February 9, 2011. This article has been reprinted and adapted with permission from Wound Healing South Africa and Medpharm. Widgerow AD. Scar management—marrying the practical with the science. Wound Heal South Afr 2010;3(1):7-10.

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