J Korean Burn Soc.  2022 Jun;25(1):9-12. 10.47955/jkbs.22.0003.

The Treatment of Chronic Postburn Scar and Contracture: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dong Kang Medical Center, Ulsan, Korea


Postburn scar and contracture (PBSC) occur after severe burn injuries, and the deformity causes functional problems in the patients. The patients have difficulty even with simple everyday tasks, so their socioeconomic status seems to be limited or rather to be in a poor stage. This makes the quality of their daily life very low. Certainly, sooner or later, the postburn contracture release operation is performed to restore the functions such as flexion, extension, rotation, and other movements of the injured region. We present the case of a patient who has suffered PBSC for an extended period, and, at last, she has had a PBSC releasing operation with the composite skin graft, split-thickness skin graft with a dermal substitute.


Scar; Contracture; Skin graft; Dermal substitute
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