Use of seven-flap plasty for the treatment of axillary and groin postburn contractures

Karacaoǧlan N., Uysal A.

Burns, vol.22, no.1, pp.69-72, 1996 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0305-4179(95)00061-5
  • Journal Name: Burns
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-72
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Axillary and groin contracture with limitation of abduction of the arm and leg are one of the most common complications of burns. In this paper we report the technique of using seven-flap plasty for treating axillary and groin scar contractures. The advantages of using this technique are that it does not need prolonged splinting and intense and painful physical therapy.