The Hand Burn Severity (HABS) score: A simple tool for stratifying severity of hand burns.

@article{Bache2017TheHB,
  title={The Hand Burn Severity (HABS) score: A simple tool for stratifying severity of hand burns.},
  author={Sarah E. Bache and Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor and Evgenia Theodorakopoulou and Quentin Frew and Bruce A. Philp and Peter G Dziewulski},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2017},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={
          93-99
        }
}
Hand burns represent a unique challenge to the burns team due to the intricate structure and unrivalled functional importance of the hand. The initial assessment and prognosis relies on consideration of the specific site involved as well as depth of the burn. We created a simple severity score that could be used by referring non-specialists and researchers alike. The Hand Burn Severity (HABS) score stratifies hand burns according to severity with a numerical value of between 0 (no burn) and 18… CONTINUE READING
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