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Hand burns 

Hand burns
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Hand burns
Author(s):

Jeremy Goverman

, Shawn Fagan

, and Dallan Dargan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199699537.003.0023
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date: 29 March 2020

Hand burns are extremely common. Morbidity from such burns can be significant and overall quality of life post injury relies heavily on appropriate hand function. It is important to identify and treat burns of the hands in order to minimize morbidity. Appropriate assessment of burn wound depth and hand function is critical with particular attention to prevention of vascular compromise via procedures for decompression of pressure.

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