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.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
|Published - 01-01-1995
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine