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Evaluation of clinical and biomechanical features of scars resulting from the treatment of burn contractures comparing acellular dermal matrices. A randomized clinical trial.

Almeida I, Gonqalves AC, CorrĂȘa FB, Castro J, Guirro E, Farina JA et al.

Ann Surg 2023; 277: 198-205.

Patients with burn contractures at least one year old were randomized to split skin grafting alone, or with the addition of one of three dermal matrix preparations. Detailed scar assessment showed no improvement over skin grafting alone with any of the dermal matrices.

Comment: Disappointing outcome for the dermal matrices.

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