Delayed Management of Acute Burn Wounds in Rural Areas of Low-Income Countries: Global Burn Surgery

  • Claudia C. MalicEmail author


Early management of acute burns lead to satisfactory results and reduce incidence of scar contracture. Lack or delayed surgical management (debridement and skin grafting) over 3 weeks period is one of the main factors which contribute to scar contracture and hypertrophic scars.


Burn contracture Z plasty Splintage Functional deficit Skin graft Delayed wound healing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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