Rehabilitation of hand burn injuries: Current updates

April Cowan, Caroline W. Stegink-Jansen

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Abstract

The improved short and long term survival rate of individuals with large burn injuries has made rehabilitation for optimal recovery of the patient increasingly important. Burn injury to the hands worsens the prospect of functional recovery and good quality of life in single events, especially when included in larger burns. The purpose of this paper is to present a narrative review of examination strategies used for children with burn injuries to the hands in the acute, intermediate and long term stages of rehabilitation, and apply these concepts to selected treatments, using a case that is representative of this complex patient population. The model of health described by the World Health Organisation provided the framework for the review, to structure the review in the domains of body structures and body functions, functional activities and participation in life roles. The lack of consensus in the burn literature regarding the most appropriate outcome measures and interventions necessitates futures research and long term outcome studies to identify, predict and prevent the difficulties patients may face over their lifespan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-396
Number of pages6
JournalInjury
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Hand Injuries
Rehabilitation
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Patient Advocacy
Burns
Survival Rate
Quality of Life
Health
Wounds and Injuries
Research
Population
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Burns
  • Children
  • Measurement
  • Rehabilitation
  • Total body surface area (TBSA)
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Rehabilitation of hand burn injuries : Current updates. / Cowan, April; Stegink-Jansen, Caroline W.

In: Injury, Vol. 44, No. 3, 2013, p. 391-396.

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Cowan, A & Stegink-Jansen, CW 2013, 'Rehabilitation of hand burn injuries: Current updates', Injury, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 391-396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2013.01.015
Cowan, April ; Stegink-Jansen, Caroline W. / Rehabilitation of hand burn injuries : Current updates. In: Injury. 2013 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 391-396.
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