Effect of facial pressure garments for burn injury in adult patients after orthodontic treatment

Ram Silfen*, Abraham Amir, Daniel J. Hauben, Shlomo Calderon

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Abstract

Pressure garments are commonly used to prevent and control hypertrophic scar tissue. Complications are unusual, though in children with facial burns, pressure garments may lead to skeletal and dental deformities. Studies in adolescents and adults are sparse. We describe a 24-year-old woman who sustained facial burns. Prior to injury, the patient had undergone premolar extraction in preparation for orthodontic treatment. Her post-burn care consisted of application of a Jobst pressure garment. After 2 months treatment, severe deformation of the dental-alveolar structure was observed. This reports suggests that adults after dental extraction are at a high risk of dental-alveolar deformities from pressure garments and might benefit from the use of occlusal wafers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalBurns
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2001

Keywords

  • Facial pressure garments
  • Jobst pressure
  • Occlusal wafers
  • Orthodontic treatment

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