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Treatment of cervical contractures utilising a closed platysmotomy like approach: Case report and review of the literature

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Haik, J and Prat, D and Kornhaber, RA and Tessone, A, Treatment of cervical contractures utilising a closed platysmotomy like approach: Case report and review of the literature, Burns: Including Thermal Injury, 42, (6) pp. e93-e97. ISSN 0305-4179 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Copyright 2016 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.burns.2016.03.026

Abstract

Contractures to the cervical region as a result of burns has the capacity to cause restrictions in range of movement, function of the lower face, cervical spine distortion and poor aesthetic outcomes that remain a surgical challenge. Consequently, physical and aesthetic deformities as a result of cervical contractures are reported to cause depression having implications for patients’ quality of life and psychosocial wellbeing. At the time this research was conducted, there were no case reports describing a closed platysmotomy approach in burn patients. In this article, we review the literature surrounding closed platysmotomies and present what we believe to be the first reported case in the treatment of cervical contractures utilising a closed platysmotomy approach in a burns patient. A closed platysmotomy approach for the treatment of cervical contractures is a less invasive technique. Further investigation is warranted to determine the feasibility of this reconstructive approach in the area of burn scar management.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:neck contractures; platysma; burns; rehabilitation; range of movement
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Surgery
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Surgical Methods and Procedures
Author:Kornhaber, RA (Dr Rachel Kornhaber)
ID Code:108999
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-05-17
Last Modified:2017-03-08
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