A review of scar scales and scar measuring devices.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fearmonti, R; Bond, J; Erdmann, D; Levinson, H

Published Date

  • June 21, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 /

Start / End Page

  • e43 -

PubMed ID

  • 20596233

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2890387

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1937-5719


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States