Musculoskeletal changes secondary to thermal burns

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This chapter discusses the most common changes that occur in the musculoskeletal system after a thermal burn. The changes confined to bone include osteoporosis, osteomyelitis, and fractures. The problems encountered with the pericapsular structures include heterotopic ossification, which is discussed in detail. The changes involving the joints include dislocations/subluxations and septic arthritis. The last two topics discussed include amputations and growth alterations after burns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTotal Burn Care
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780323497428
ISBN (Print)9780323476614
StatePublished - 2018


  • Amputations
  • Bone
  • Burns
  • Fracture care
  • Growth alterations
  • Heterotopic ossification
  • Osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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