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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2016;21(1):45-49.
Published online March 31, 2016.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2016.21.1.45   
Heterotopic Ossification in Post-Burn Scar Contracture of the Wrist
Jae Hyun Kim, Su Bin Do, Chul Hoon Chung
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hallym University Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jaykay0219@naver.com
Received: 20 November 2015   • Revised: 26 December 2015   • Accepted: 7 January 2016
Heterotopic ossification is one of the well known complications related to burn and mainly involves major joints and lower extremity, but heterotopic ossification of the hand has been rarely reported. The authors experienced treatment of heterotopic ossification in post-burn scar contracture of the wrist by wide excision with full thickness skin graft and there was no complication such as recurrence. As heterotopic ossification with ulceration is hard to cure with conservative treatment, it must be removed completely by surgical treatment. If ulceration in burn scar of the hand doesn't heal with the conservative treatment, differential diagnosis of heterotopic ossification will be made first.

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