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The Reliability and Concurrent Validity of the Figure-of-Eight Method of Measuring Hand Edema in Patients with Burns
Objective:Water volumetry is considered the “gold standard” for hand edema assessment. This technique requires considerable time, staff, and specialized equipment. The figure-of-eight method for handExpand
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Military Return to Duty and Civilian Return to Work Factors Following Burns With Focus on the Hand And Literature Review
Functional recovery and outcome from severe burns is oftentimes judged by the time required for a person to return to work (RTW) in civilian life. The equivalent in military terms is return to activeExpand
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Incidence and severity of combat hand burns after All Army Activity message.
BACKGROUND Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom have resulted in severe burns to the hands. Because of the frequency and severity of hand burns, an All Army Activity (ALARACT) message wasExpand
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Identification of Cutaneous Functional Units Related to Burn Scar Contracture Development
The development of burn scar contractures is due in part to the replacement of naturally pliable skin with an inadequate quantity and quality of extensible scar tissue. Predilected skin surface areasExpand
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A Review of Compression Glove Modifications to Enhance Functional Grip: A Case Series
A common complaint among patients with burns is their inability to grasp items while wearing compression gloves. Recent technological innovations permit the addition of grip-enhancing material toExpand
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A Clarion to Recommit and Reaffirm Burn Rehabilitation
Burn rehabilitation has been a part of burn care and treatment for many years. Yet, despite of its longevity, the rehabilitation outcome of patients with severe burns is less than optimal and appearsExpand
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Combat casualty hand burns: evaluating impairment and disability during recovery.
This study evaluated the use of the American Medical Association (AMA) impairment guides and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire in U.S. military casualties recoveringExpand
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The effect and safety of short-term creatine supplementation on performance of push-ups.
The effects of short-term oral creatine (Cr) supplementation on exercise performance and on blood pressure and renal function were assessed. Thirty-five healthy, active duty, U.S. Army volunteers (20Expand
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Two Simple Leg Net Devices Designed to Protect Lower-Extremity Skin Grafts and Donor Sites and Prevent Decubitus Ulcer
Burn therapists routinely are tasked to position the lower extremities of burn patients for pressure ulcer prevention, skin graft protection, donor site ventilation, and edema reduction. We developedExpand
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Opposition splint for partial thumb amputation: a case study measuring disability before and after splint use.
STUDY DESIGN Case report. INTRODUCTION A combined burn and a partial amputation can be extremely debilitating as the thumb constitutes 40% of the entire hand when evaluating functional impairment.Expand
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