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Looks like trouble… - 12/15/2007
What is this Diagnosis and how would you treat?

Moderators Response:
This is a superficial partial thickness wound or second (2nd) degree burn. This burn Heals in 14-21 days with minimal scar. Wet, thick blisters are usually seen; pain is still intact and blanching is still present throughout the wound. “Popping” or debridement of the blisters is controversial and a personal clinical decision. However, the general rule is if the blisters interfere with function or specifically ROM then you want to “pop” them. If the blisters are not interfering with ROM (as depicted in this photo) then you leaving them alone is a preferred option. EHT has a great BURN: Stop, Drop, & Rehab course to learn everything you wanted to know about burns.
 
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12/16/2007
Nancy Cox
Partial/Full Thickness burn or else necrotizing fasciitis Splint to protect mcp and IP joints. Place wrist at neutral, maintain thumb web and IPs at neutral. Elevate upper extremity. AAROM and PROM contraindicated.
12/17/2007
Dave
This appears to be a severe burn. I'm thinking maybe 3rd degree burn with severe blistering.
2/12/2009
Anonymous
cold injury
5/28/2009
feras mustafa
may use resting splint (intrinsic plus)
11/12/2011
Anonymous
second degree burn
 
     
   
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