Reverse activated hyrax pressure appliance for treatment of a keloid located at auricula helix
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CitationYüzbaşıoğlu, E. (2013). Reverse activated hyrax pressure appliance for treatment of a keloid located at auricula helix. Journal Of Prosthodontics, 22(6), 509-512. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jopr.12034
Keloids are considered aberrations of the wound healing process, and various treatment regimens are described depending on the morphology and size of the lesion. Compression therapy using custom-made pressure clips or splints is widely used for the treatment of keloids. The most common complication of this therapy is ulceration due to excessive soft tissue pressure, resulting in delays and prolonged treatment time. This article describes the fabrication of a custom-made pressure appliance for the treatment of a keloid located at the auricle helix. The pressure appliance can be modified to fit the auricle helix and covers the area needing pressure.