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Intraoperative Hyaluronic Acid Gel Injection for Improvement of Scar Quality Following Reduction Mammaplasty

2014-08-27 03:20:03 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of hyaluronic acid gel injections compared to saline injections in improving scar quality in patients undergoing breast reduction surgery. Hyaluronic acid has been implicated in scarless fetal healing, and the investigators therefore hypothesize that injections of hyaluronic acid gel into breast reduction incisions will improve their appearance compared to injections of saline.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Cicatrix

Intervention

Hyaluronic acid gel

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Capital District Health Authority, Canada

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:20:03-0400

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