Tissue engineering & scar management
Edited by: Naiem S Moiemen, Cecilia Li-Tsang
Hypertrophic scar has always been the top priority of post burn intervention. A wide variety of modalities have been reported and evaluated on their clinical efficacy, such as surgical removal, splinting, postoperative ambulation, conditioning, scar massage, Laser treatment, radiation therapy, intralesional injections of medications and use of compression garments, etc. However, different methods were recommended by expert panels of different regions. Nowadays, tissue engineering, an innovative technology, has been demonstrated to be effective in enhancing early wound healing. Also, it is studied extensively and considered as a very promising preventive measure against hypertrophic scarring.
This thematic series covers several key aspects of scar medicine, namely, the understanding of scar formation, objective methods of scar measurements, as well as developments in prevention and treatment of hypertrophic scar, with a special focus on application of tissue-engineering in scar management.
This series was published in Burns & Trauma.