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Reply: Treatment of hydrofluoric acid burns of the fingers

Published:January 13, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2015.12.017
      We would like express our appreciation to Dr. Zhang and coauthors for their comments on our recently-published article entitled “Early Surgical Treatment by Free Flap Reconstruction of Hydrofluoric Acid Burn Injury”.
      • Kim D.-Y.
      • Kim D.-W.
      • Dhong E.-S.
      Early surgical treatment by free flap reconstruction of hydrofluoric acid burn injury.
      We are grateful to them for bringing further attention to the appropriate treatment of hydrofluoric acid (HFA) burn injuries. We thank them for recognizing the importance of early surgical intervention and the suitable restoration of HFA burn wounds as introduced in our article. We agree with them that risks and benefits should be carefully weighed in the management of HFA burn injury. We welcome this opportunity to further discuss this interesting case.
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