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Carbon Dioxide Laser and Apligraf for a Painful Plantar Hypertrophic Scar

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  • 1 HealthSouth/Baja Project Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Torrance, CA.
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We report on a patient with a large, painful hypertrophic scar on the plantar aspect of the left foot who was treated with carbon dioxide laser and a skin substitute (Apligraf) and followed up for longer than 1 year. To our knowledge, no other case reports have been published on the use of a skin substitute to gain coverage and resolution after excision of a hypertrophic scar by carbon dioxide laser. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 94(1): 61-64, 2004)

Corresponding author: Daniel K. Lee, DPM, 22910 Crenshaw Blvd, Ste A, Torrance, CA 90505.