Rehabilitation of the Burnt Hand

Rehabilitation Therapies and Burn Plastics Clinic, University of Washington Burn Center, Harborview Medical Center, Box 359835, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.
Hand clinics (Impact Factor: 1.26). 11/2009; 25(4):529-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.hcl.2009.06.005
Source: PubMed


Successful outcomes following hand burn injury require an understanding of the rehabilitation needs of the patient. Rehabilitation of hand burns begins on admission, and each patient requires a specific plan for range of motion and/or immobilization, functional activities, and modalities. The rehabilitation care plan typically evolves during the acute care period and during the months following injury.

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