Biosynthetic compound dressings-management of hand burns

D. J. Smith, T. P. McHugh, Linda Phillips, M. C. Robson, J. P. Heggers

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Abstract

To achieve optimal hand function, wound closure becomes the most important ingredient in hand burns. This study documents the use of a biosynthetic compound dressing (Biobrane) which has been fabricated as a glove for management of hand burns. The glove allowed rapid active motion and minimized the pain of open wounds. Forty-two Biobrane glove applications were evaluated with 50 per cent applied over superficial hand burns and 50 per cent over deep partial thickness or full thickness injuries. In the superficial hand burns, the patients were discharged home after a mean time of 2·8 days. With the deep burns the dressing provided a closed wound after early excision of eschar without the use of an autograft or biological dressing. Based on these studies, we conclude that the biosynthetic compound dressing glove is a useful adjunct to be added to the armamentarium for treatment of the burned hand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-408
Number of pages4
JournalBurns
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Bandages
Burns
Hand
Wounds and Injuries
Biological Dressings
Autografts
Pain

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  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery

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Smith, D. J., McHugh, T. P., Phillips, L., Robson, M. C., & Heggers, J. P. (1988). Biosynthetic compound dressings-management of hand burns. Burns, 14(5), 405-408. https://doi.org/10.1016/0305-4179(88)90012-5

Biosynthetic compound dressings-management of hand burns. / Smith, D. J.; McHugh, T. P.; Phillips, Linda; Robson, M. C.; Heggers, J. P.

In: Burns, Vol. 14, No. 5, 1988, p. 405-408.

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Smith, DJ, McHugh, TP, Phillips, L, Robson, MC & Heggers, JP 1988, 'Biosynthetic compound dressings-management of hand burns', Burns, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 405-408. https://doi.org/10.1016/0305-4179(88)90012-5
Smith, D. J. ; McHugh, T. P. ; Phillips, Linda ; Robson, M. C. ; Heggers, J. P. / Biosynthetic compound dressings-management of hand burns. In: Burns. 1988 ; Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 405-408.
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