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Insights into patient and clinician concerns about scar appearance: semiquantitative structured surveys.

Authors
  • Young, V Leroy
  • Hutchison, John
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2009
Volume
124
Issue
1
Pages
256–265
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181a80747
PMID: 19568089
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This preliminary study indicates that patients are highly concerned about scarring following routine surgery, with most patients valuing any improvement in scarring. These data also show that there are disparities in patient-clinician communication regarding expectations following surgery.

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