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Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 2004;31(3):422-426.
Published online May 1, 2004.
Dressing with a Splint in Osmidrosis.
Soon Sung Kwon, Hyo Heon Yoon, Doo Seong Jeong, Young Soo Kim, Joon Choe
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. frc22@naver.com
2Yoon & Jeong Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
For the surgical treatment of osmidrosis with subdermal excision in adolescent patients, immobilization of the axilla after the surgery is very important to prevent hematoma. Skin necrosis may occur when hematoma develops in the axilla after subdermal shaving. However, in case of young patients, they cannot maintain immobilization of the axilla after surgery for a long time, so they are relatively vulnerable to skin necrosis of the axilla due to hematoma after surgery. We used Yogips(R) splint for the dressing in 21 patients from January, 2002 to December, 2002 in our institute to prevent hematoma. The control group was composed of 46 patients only with tie-over dressing after subdermal excision for the dressing. We compared the incidence of hematoma 5 days after the surgery with that of the control group. There was no evident hematoma observed in the patients with Yogips(R)splint, but in case of the control group, hematoma developed in 16 patients of total 46 patients(33%). In this 16 patients with hematoma, 12 patients(75%) were adolescents. In conclusion, the dressing with a Yogips(R)splint seems to be a good method for immobilization of axilla and preventing hematoma after subdermal excision in young patients with osmidrosis.
Keywords: Osmidrosis; Subdermal Shaving; Yogips(R) splint
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