Tangential excision and skin grafting for ash burns of the foot in children

A preliminary report

K. Singh, M. Prasanna

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Abstract

In India, isolated burns of the feet in children are common, but people seldom seek specialized treatment. These burns result from careless disposal of hot ash or embers after cooking or religious functions. Five children were treated for acute burns of the feet, with tangential excision and skin grafting. Early surgical treatment of these seemingly innocuous burns offers distinct advantages, i.e., avoidance of painful dressings, the need for reconstructive procedures, and reduced hospital stay. It also helps in early return to childhood activities and normal growth of the foot. A new concept of excising deep dermal burns of the 'sole' is emphasized to preserve sensate unhurried dermis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1995
Externally publishedYes

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Skin Transplantation
Burns
Foot
Cooking
Bandages
Dermis
India
Length of Stay
Skin
Therapeutics
Growth

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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In: Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, Vol. 39, No. 3, 01.01.1995, p. 560-562.

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