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Burn reconstruction

Burn reconstruction

The Shriners Hospitals for Children health care system has been a pioneer in burn care since we first started treating burn survivors in the 1960s. In fact, some of the most significant advancements in burn care – such as skin grafting and the development of engineered skin – were first made by Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Shriners for Children Medical Center has enjoyed an excellent reputation in burn reconstruction across the southwestern United States and northern Mexico for the last 25 years. Recruiting patients through outreach clinics and telemedicine, Shriners for Children Medical Center cares for a diverse group of children in need, over a large geographic area.

In our medical center, our team of dedicated plastic surgeons provides sub-specialty care with expertise in pediatric surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery and hand surgery. Our institution has all of the resources to provide children the highest quality, cutting-edge, multidisciplinary burn reconstruction. Additionally, at Shriners for Children Medical Center, we provide our patients with state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation and emotional support systems to help them cope with re-entering their school or community. Our mission is not only to restore pediatric burn patients to a more normal form and function, but to provide them a better life.

Conditions treated:

  • Burn scars
  • Burn related chronic wounds
  • Hair loss from burns
  • Hypertrophic scarring
  • Keloids

Techniques of burn reconstruction:

  • Burn scar contracture release
  • Skin and tissue grafting
  • Use of skin substitutes
  • Tissue expanders
  • Free tissue transfer

Scar management:

  • Laser scar therapy
  • Pressure garments
  • Steroid injections
  • Scar massage techniques

Burn rehabilitation:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Prosthetics
  • Burn support groups

The medical team

William Magee, M.D., D.D.S., Director of Plastic surgery
Katherine Au, M.D.
Neil F. Jones, M.D.
Lori Kathryn Howell, M.D.

   
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