A review of scar scales and scar measuring devices.
OBJECTIVE: Pathologic scarring affects millions of people worldwide. Quantitative and qualitative measurement modalities are needed to effectively evaluate and monitor treatments. METHODS: This article reviews the literature on available tools and existent assessment scales used to subjectively and objectively characterize scar. RESULTS: We describe the attributes and deficiencies of each tool and scale and highlight areas where further development is critical. CONCLUSION: An optimal, universal scar scoring system is needed in order to better characterize, understand and treat pathologic scarring.
Fearmonti, R; Bond, J; Erdmann, D; Levinson, H
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