Management of Acute Pediatric Hand Burns

William Norbury, David Herndon

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Abstract

Worldwide, approximately 500,000 children are admitted to the hospital with burn injuries every year. Referral to an accredited burn center is required for burns that involve the hand regardless of age. As with most burn injuries, a multidisciplinary approach is important; however, in the younger pediatric patient, extra resources such as child life services, pediatric psychotherapy, and music therapy all play major roles alongside the nurse, physical therapists, and psychiatrists so that together with the appropriate support for the family involved, a successful outcome can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-242
Number of pages6
JournalHand Clinics
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Burn
  • Escharotomy
  • Fasciotomy
  • Hand
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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