publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Excision and Skin Grafting of Thermal Burns

Dennis P. Orgill;
  • Published: 26 Feb 2009
  • Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society
Abstract
A 45-year-old man presents with extensive burns after a house fire. Excision and grafting are recommended for management of his burns. Depending on the depth and extent of the burn, early excision and grafting promote wound healing, reduce the risk of infection, and shorten hospitalization but increase the need for blood transfusion, as compared with conservative management.
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Skin transplantation, Anesthesia, Blood transfusion, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Conservative management, House fire, Skin grafting, business.industry, business, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease, Wound healing
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Excision and Skin Grafting of Thermal Burns

Dennis P. Orgill;