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1- Patient Safety Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2- Patient Safety Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , elaheghayebiem@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: Over the years, the surgical approach for complicated burns has changed significantly. The limited donor site skin has left as a problem yet.  The objective of this study was to review the evidence on the safety and efficacy of Meek technique in patients with various extent of burns and age group levels

Methods: The most important medical databases including electronic library Cochrane (Cochrane Library), PubMed and Google Scholar were searched to find relevant articles till July 2015 without mesh language restrictions. Articles were examined independently by two reviewers and a structured form was used to collect data from included . The findings were qualitatively analyzed through (thematic synthesis).

Results: Six papers were found, 2 were reviews. Meek technique facilitates high rate of expansion of the skin and allows covering more areas of the skin.  This technique in combination with cultured epithelial autograft method is a useful additional option in achieving wound closure, especially in pediatric patients.

Conclusion: Functional and aesthetics outcomesof burn wounds treated with Meek technique were satisfactory in most cases.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/07/22 | Accepted: 2017/07/22 | Published: 2017/07/22

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