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Burns and Injury Scars

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Burns and Injury Scars

Burns and Injury Scars – 

 

During the healing process, scars often form. Scars, which are areas of thick, discolored skin, often develop after damaged skin causes cells to die. The body produces a protein called collagen to repair the damaged skin, which leads to a scar.

 

                                     

 

The mortality and morbidity from burns have diminished tremendously over the last six to seven decades. However, these do not truly reflect whether the victim could go back to society as a useful person or not and lead a normal life because of the inevitable post-burn scars, contractures and other deformities which collectively have aesthetic and functional considerations. This article gives an overview of the post-burn scars and scar contractures, especially their prevention, minimisation and principles of management.

 

                                                          

 

burn scar to promote healing. Quick treatment and proper wound care is often the best way to prevent or minimize the appearance of scars. Many scars fade over time. However, keloid scars often do not fade by themselves and may require treatment.