Special considerations in the management of pediatric upper extremity and hand burns.

@article{Birchenough2008SpecialCI,
  title={Special considerations in the management of pediatric upper extremity and hand burns.},
  author={Shawn A Birchenough and Thomas J. Gampper and Raymond F. Morgan},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={933-41}
}
Pediatric patients account for approximately one third of all burn patients in the United States, with upper extremity or hand involvement in most admitted burn patients. Specialized management and care of pediatric burn patients optimizes functional outcomes. Common mechanisms of injury are discussed. Acute and long-term care aspects of pediatric upper extremity and hand burns require unique considerations. Diagnosis, treatment, and management of upper extremity and hand burns are discussed in… CONTINUE READING

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