Study of The Efficacy of Pressure Garment Therapy for Scar Management in Burn Patients
Purpose: Our study aim is to investigate the effectiveness of pressure garment therapy (PGT) on burn scar treatment.
Methods/design: This is randomized clinical trial (RCT) was conducted at Burn unit and Plastic reconstructive surgery department and burn follow-up Mayo hospital, Lahore. We used prospective study design and enrolled 45 patients who were received pressure garment therapy (PGT). Patients on regular follow-up were to be examined for the status of their scars vascularity, pliability, color, pigmentation and regression. The subjects were wear pressure garments with normal compression randomized to their affected sites. We used Vancouver scar scale to assess scar.
Results: Improvement in the range of motion (ROM) and decrease scar pliability, vascularity, color and pigmentation and decrease rate of scar formation.
Conclusion: Pressure garment therapy is effective in scar management .This study shows the significance of pressure garments, achieving good results in preventing and treating scars, significant increase range of motion (ROM) and good esthetic results.
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