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PREPRINT RELEASE: Contracture Release and Full-Thickness Skin Graft to Volar Index Finger with K-Wire Insertion


Contracture Release and Full-Thickness Skin Graft to Volar Index Finger with K-Wire Insertion
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Jonathan Friedstat, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jonah Poster
Medical Student
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

This case centers around a young male patient with a 1-year-old burn scar on his volar index finger that keeps the finger flexed and prevents it from being straightened. Here, Dr. Friedstat releases the contracture and places a full-thickness skin graft from the right groin crease. A K-wire was also used to prevent flexion of the finger during the healing process.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Dorsal Foot Scar Contracture Release with Split-Thickness Skin Grafts from the Anterior Thigh


Bilateral Dorsal Foot Scar Contracture Release with Split-Thickness Skin Grafts from the Anterior Thigh
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Jonathan Friedstat, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jonah Poster
Medical Student
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

In this case, a 5-year-old male with burn scars undergoes a bilateral dorsal foot scar contracture release with split-thickness skin grafts from the anterior thigh.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pulsed Dye and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy for Treatment of Burn Scars


Pulsed Dye and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy for Treatment of Burn Scars
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Branko Bojovic, MD
Chief of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Harrison McUmber
Medical Student
Tufts University School of Medicine

In this case, Dr. Bojovic uses both pulsed dye laser therapy and fractional CO2 laser therapy to treat burn scars on a female pediatric patient.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Scar Release, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy


Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Scar Release, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD
Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

This case focuses on the treatment of an 8-year-old male with scars from burn wounds he sustained at the age of 2 that have resulted in areas of scar contracture, stiffness, and hypopigmentation. Watch Dr. Daniel Driscoll perform a scar release, a split-thickness skin graft, a permanent pigment transfer, and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Local Tissue Rearrangement for Hypertrophic Chemical Burn: Z-Plasty and VY-Plasty


Local Tissue Rearrangement for Hypertrophic Chemical Burn: Z-Plasty and VY-Plasty
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD
Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

In what is our first plastic surgery case, we follow part of the treatment of an 18-year-old male who developed hypertrophic chemical burn scars resulting from an attack with sulfuric acid. Here, Dr. Daniel Driscoll performs two Z-plasties and a VY-plasty in order to relieve some of the tension resulting from these scars.