Modifications of traditional pressure gloves for improved performance in scar flexion contracture prevention and fingertip circulation inspection
© Author 2014
Received: 23 December 2013
Accepted: 27 April 2014
Published: 28 July 2014
Scar hyperplasia and contracture may occur both during the spontaneous healing process of burn injuries and after surgical correction of burn-injury-related hand dysfunction or deformity such as ulnar claw. Pressure gloves, capable of suppressing local scar hypertrophy and preventing scar contracture formation through scar tissue stretching, are commonly used during the rehabilitation phase in burn patients. Nevertheless, traditional or conventional pressure gloves have significant drawbacks.
Access this article online
Quick Response Code:
Another drawback of the conventional finger-closed gloves is the inconvenience in checking up and evaluating the circulation in the distal end of the finger (i.e., the fingertip).
Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, duplication, adaptation, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made
- Kaplan FT. The stiff finger. Hand Clin 2010;26:191–204.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
- Bloemen MC, van der Veer WM, Ulrich MM, van Zuijlen PP, Niessen FB, Middelkoop E. Prevention and curative management of hypertrophic scar formation. Burns 2009;35:463–75.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
- Schouten HJ, Nieuwenhuis MK, van Zuijlen PP. A review on static splinting therapy to prevent burn scar contracture: Do clinical and experimental data warrant its clinical application? Burns 2012;38:19–25.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
- O’Brien KA, Weinstock-Zlotnick G, Hunter H, Yurt RW. Comparison of positive pressure gloves on hand function in adults with burns. J Burn Care Res 2006;27:339–44.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar