THE MANAGEMENT OF HAND BURNS

Fatih Irmak, Selami Serhat Şirvan, Sevgi Kurt Yazar, Kamuran Zeynep Sevim, Semra Hacıkerim Karşıdağ

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Background: The hand is one of the most frequently affected part of the body from burn. The aim of this study was to determine; the epidemiology, variation of burns, relationship between ethiology and hospital stay, clinical features and management of hand burns.
Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at the Burn Unit between April 2011 and April 2016.
Results: In the study period 788 patients were admitted to the burn unit. Most common form of burn injury in this study was thermal injury (695 cases - 88,2 %) and second most common form of burn injury was electrical injury (67 cases- 8,5 %) and others (26 cases- 3,3 %).
Discussion: Burns commonly involve hands and many functional problems may appear if appropriate basic treatments are ignored. Appropriate indoor arrangement, simple but effective measures that can be taken at home can reduce burn trauma exposure significantly.

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