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Hye Kyung Lee 2 Articles
Clinical Effect of Immediate Cooling on Superficial Second Degree Thermal Burns
Hii Sun Jeong, Hye Kyung Lee, Hyung Suk Kim, Keuk Shun Shin
J Korean Soc Traumatol. 2009;22(2):227-232.
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PURPOSE
Numerous experimental studies have shown the benefits of treating thermal burns by cooling. Nevertheless, few studies have shown the clinical effect of cooling therapy on thermal burns. This study aimed to identify the clinical effect of immediate cooling therapy.
METHODS
The research was conducted as a retrospective, case-control study. All patients had thermal injuries characterized as a superficial second-degree burn. In the cooling group, 14 patients had first-aid cooling therapy delivered by either parents, caregivers, general practitioners, local hospitals, and/or Myongji hospital. Included in the study were 22 control patients who were not treated with any cooling therapies. Other clinical factors, such as age, sex, cause of burn injury, and burn area (Total Body Surface Area %), were taken into consideration. The duration of treatment was defined as the time from the occurrence of the injury to the presence of complete re-epithelialization, as confirmed by two surgeons.
RESULTS
The duration of treatment in the cooling group was significantly less than that the control group (p < 0.05).
CONCLUSION
Cooling therapy as an initial emergent treatment is clinically effective for superficial seconddegree burn injuries.
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Early Resurfacing Using Gastrocnemius Muscle Flap Transposition for Degloving Injury with Exposure of Proximal Tibia
Hii Sun Jeong, Hye Kyung Lee
J Korean Soc Traumatol. 2008;21(2):140-143.
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Degloving injuries result from the tangential force against the skin surface, with resultant separation of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue from the rigid underlying muscle and fascia. These injuries are associated with extensive soft tissue loss and occasionally with exposure of bone, and they require reconstructive modality for resurfacing and successful rehabilitation that considers the vascular anatomy and the timing of the operation. A 19-year-old male patient was transferred to our facility with degloving injury extending from the lower third of the right thigh to the malleolar area. The tibial bone was exposed to a size of 2x3.5 cm2 on the upper third of the lower leg at the posttraumatic third day. The exposed soft tissue was healthy, and the patient did not have any other associated disease. At the posttraumatic sixth day, one-stage resurfacing was performed with a medial gastrocnemius muscle flap transposition for the denuded bone and a split-thickness skin graft for the entire raw surface. The transposed gastrocnemius muscle attained its anatomical shape quickly, and the operating time was relatively short. No transfusion was needed. This early reconstruction prevented the accumulation of chronic granulation tissue, which leads to contracture of the wound and joint. The early correction of the gastrocnemius muscle flap transposition made early rehabilitation possible, and the patient recovered a nearly full range of motion at the injured knee joint. The leg contour was almost symmetric at one month postoperatively.
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