Physical Management of Scar Tissue: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Deflorin, Carlina; Hohenauer, Erich; Stoop, Rahel; van Daele, Ulrike; Clijsen, Ron; Taeymans, Jan; (2020). Physical Management of Scar Tissue: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, 26(10), pp. 854-865. 10.1089/acm.2020.0109.

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Objective: The aim of this systematic review with meta-analysis was to describe the status on the effects of physical scar treatments on pain, pigmentation, pliability, pruritus, scar thickening, and surface area. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Subjects: Adults with any kind of scar tissue. Interventions: Physical scar management versus control or no scar management. Outcome measures: Pain, pigmentation, pliability, pruritus, surface area, scar thickness. Results: The overall results revealed that physical scar management is beneficial compared with the control treatment regarding the management of pain (p = 0.012), pruritus (p < 0.001), pigmentation (p = 0.010), pliability (p < 0.001), surface area (p < 0.001), and thickness (p = 0.022) of scar tissue in adults. The observed risk of bias was high for blinding of participants and personnel (47%) and low for other bias (100%). Conclusions: Physical scar management demonstrates moderate-to-strong effects on improvement of scar issues as related to signs and symptoms. These results show the importance of specific physical management of scar tissue.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Health Professions
School of Health Professions > Physiotherapy > Public Health & Physiotherapy Related Health Economics

Name:

Deflorin, Carlina;
Hohenauer, Erich;
Stoop, Rahel;
van Daele, Ulrike;
Clijsen, Ron;
Taeymans, Jan and

Subjects:

R Medicine > RL Dermatology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jan Taeymans

Date Deposited:

24 Dec 2020 08:06

Last Modified:

15 Sep 2021 02:18

Publisher DOI:

10.1089/acm.2020.0109.

PubMed ID:

32589450

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.14015

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/14015

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