Effectiveness of topical zinc oxide application on hypertrophic scar development in rabbits

AKSOY B., Atakan N., AKSOY H. M., Tezel G. G., RENDA N., ÖZKARA H. A., ...More

BURNS, vol.36, no.7, pp.1027-1035, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.burns.2010.01.020
  • Journal Name: BURNS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1027-1035
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The etiology, biology, prevention and effective treatment of hypertrophic scars have not exactly been defined. Topical zinc oxide application was shown to be effective in the treatment of proliferative scars. We studied the effectiveness of topical zinc oxide ointment in the prevention of hypertrophic scar development by using the rabbit ear hypertrophic scar model.