Insight about Different Physical Therapy Techniques for Management of Hypertrophic Scars

Marwa M. Eid, Walid Kamal Abdelbasset

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2022;12(2):188-192.
DOI: 10.21103/Article12(2)_RA3
Originally published June 5, 2022


The most common complication of burn injuries is scar formation, which causes structural and cosmetic impairment. Between 1 and 3 months after an injury, hypertrophic scarring develops. Hypertrophic scarring caused by surgical operations, trauma, and particularly burns is a source of worry for patients and a difficult problem for practitioners. Burn scars can cause aesthetic and functional problems, resulting in limitations in activities of daily living. They can substantially impact one's quality of life, both functionally and cosmetically. Despite using many therapeutic techniques, scar control remains a significant concern. Pharmacological and physical therapy, as well as surgical procedures, are used with varying degrees of success and efficacy. New treatments for scar prevention are currently making their way into normal practice, due to the implementation of novel procedures for treating hypertrophic scars and keloids, as are new insights into the pathophysiology of excessive scarring. The purpose of this study was to review different physical therapy modalities that might be effective for the management of hypertrophic scars.

hypertrophic scar • pressure garment therapy • massage • shock wave • laser
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Received April 19, 2022.
Accepted May 24, 2022.
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