Original Article: PDF OnlyThe Effects of Hematoma on Implant CapsulesCaffee, H. Hollis M.D.Author Information University of Florida College of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, Box J-286, Gainesville, FL 32610. Annals of Plastic Surgery: February 1986 - Volume 16 - Issue 2 - p 102-105 Buy Abstract Hematoma surrounding an implant is one of the many factors that have been suggested as possible causes for scar capsule contracture. In this study, experiments were designed to determine the influence of hematoma on the incidence and severity of capsule contracture in rabbits. Two implants were placed in each animal, 1 with a surrounding hematoma and 1 control. Capsules were evaluated subjectively and compared objectively with measurements of de-formability, surface area, and capsule thickness. No differences were found with any of the objective criteria, which suggests that hematoma may not be a noteworthy cause of implant capsule contracture. © Williams & Wilkins 1986. All Rights Reserved.