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Following legislation in the early 1970s, electrical bar fire burns are much less common in the UK than 20 years ago. However, their long-term effects are still encountered as microdactyly, syndactyly and digital flexion contractures. A case is described in which multiple seagull flaps were used as a single stage procedure to achieve sustained improvement in function in a severely affected hand, 10 years after injury, without prolonged postoperative daytime splintage.
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