Acute Assessment and Management of Burn Injuries

Gary F. Purdue, Brett D. Arnoldo, John L. Hunt

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-212
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2011


  • Assessment
  • Burn
  • Early care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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