Scar assessment

Pauline D.H.M. Verhaegen, Martijn B.A. van der Wal, Esther Middelkoop, Paul P.M. van Zuijlen*

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Abstract

Scars may lead to an array of functional, cosmetic, and psychological consequences. Scar tissue is usually distinguished from normal skin by an aberrant color, increased thickness, irregular surface area, and poor functional quality, caused by loss of pliability and contraction or expansion of the surface area. All separate scar features are relevant and attribute to the quality and general opinion on a scar.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Burns
Subtitle of host publicationReconstruction and Rehabilitation Volume 2
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Wien
Pages69-89
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783709103159
ISBN (Print)9783709103142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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