Burns are ubiquitous injuries in modern society, with virtually all adults having sustained a burn at some point in their lives. The skin is the largest organ of the body, basically functioning to protect self from non-self. Burn injury to the skin is painful, resource-intensive, and often associated with scarring, contracture formation, and long-term disability. Larger burns are associated with morbidity and mortality disproportionate to their initial appearance. Electrical and chemical burns are less common injuries but are often associated with significant morbidity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - May 1 2011|
- Early care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation