Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

Volume 8, Issue 4 (November 2020)

ISSN Print: 2332-1822   ISSN Online: 2332-1830

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Use of the Scar Acceleration Method/Método de Aceleração Cicatricial—MAC®—in the Treatment of Capsular Contracture: Case Report

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DOI: 10.4236/ojtr.2020.84012    248 Downloads   813 Views  


Capsular contracture is a frequent complication in the postoperative period of breast implantation. It usually accompanies the appearance of a firm breast that can progress to pain, distortion, and asymmetry of the breasts, requiring surgical revision. The present study is a case report. A 58-year-old woman with a medical diagnosis of capsular contracture of the right breast evidenced by ultrasound. She was referred to the physiotherapy clinic in October 2019 with an initial complaint of pain on palpation, swelling, and stiffness in her right breast. The patient was evaluated and the MACò method was used to treat capsular contracture. For this, 12 sessions of photodynamic therapy were carried out. The treatment included the use of LED by doping: red (300 s), violet (60 s) and blue (120 s), with the use of 1% methylene blue in target areas, three times a week. The patient had the beginning of symptoms’ remission in the fourth visit and total remission in the 12th visit. It was concluded that the use of photodynamic therapy using the MACò method showed improvement in signs and symptomsthe sensation of prosthesis stiffness in the lower and medial region, local temperature, and pain in the right breast. The patient was followed up after treatment and currently, she has no complaints. There was also no need for surgical intervention. In the present case report, the MACò method proved to be effective. Further research is suggested with a cohort of patients with capsular contracture, with randomization and evaluation of a larger number of patients with the referred method.

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Moreira, C. , Pinheiro, C. , Sampaio, A. , Santos, M. , Santamaria, A. , Baron, M. , Brandenburg, C. , Iketani, N. , Oliveira, M. , Sancho, A. , Fortuny, E. , Picariello, F. and Pinto, M. (2020) Use of the Scar Acceleration Method/Método de Aceleração Cicatricial—MAC®—in the Treatment of Capsular Contracture: Case Report. Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 8, 131-142. doi: 10.4236/ojtr.2020.84012.

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