Effects of Pulsed-Dyed Laser on Scar Formation

S

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Status

Completed

Conditions

Scars

Treatments

Device: Treatment of 1/2 of skin graft with pulsed-dye laser

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00852280
08-6-24-1

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to identify changes in color, thickness, and stiffness, of scars from skin grafting after burns when treated with a pulsed-dyed laser.

Full description

Pulsed-dyed lasers have been used in the past to treat scars from minor surgery as well as burns. The laser has been used at different times, close to injury or late after injury. Success or failure of the laser has been judged by subjective observer scales. In this study we will treat the seams of 1/2 of a skin graft with a pulsed-dyed laser, beginning about one month after surgery. We will use objective measures of color (redness on digital pictures), scar volume(via laser scanning), and elasticity(measured by BTC-2000) as well as subjective assessment by an independent observer and the patient.

Enrollment

17 patients

Sex

All

Ages

9+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • > 9 years old
  • not pregnant
  • new skin graft to extremity
  • able to follow simple instructions

Exclusion criteria

  • age less than 9 years
  • pregnancy
  • any behavior pattern that would lead to conclusion that patient may not reliably follow simple instructions

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

Trial contacts and locations

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