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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-53

External tissue expansion for difficult wounds using a simple cost effective technique


Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ravi Kumar Chittoria
Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry - 605 006
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.155087

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Objective: To study and discuss role of external tissue expansion and wound closure (ETEWC) technique using hooks and rubber bands. Materials and Methods: The present study is a retrospective analysis of nine cases of wounds of different aetiology where ETEWC technique was applied using hooks and rubber bands. Results: All the wounds in the study healed completely without split thickness skin graft (SSG) or flap. Conclusion: ETEWC technique using hooks and rubber bands is a cost-effective technique which can be used for wound closure without SSG or flap.


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