Papers of The 2nd Japan Scar Workshop

7. Treatment for Hypertrophic Scars by Continuous Tape Fixation Using Meshed Paper Tape

Akira Sugamata
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

The most basic method for treating hypertrophic scars is a continuous pressure bandage. In 1996, Jimbo et al. reported the effectiveness of a meshed paper tape pressure bandage (Nichiban No. 50). We have also treated many patients with hypertrophic scars using the same meshed tape. Here, we investigated pressure measurements under the meshed tape in clinical conditions with an AMI (A0101-G) pressure sensor. The compression exerted by the meshed tape was 7-9 mmHg, which was higher than other tapes. In conclusion, meshed paper tape is ideal pressure material for hypertrophic scars because of its cost efficiency and ease of handling.
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