Electrical burns of the upper extremity in the pediatric population

Michael P. Ogilvie, Zubin Panthaki

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Abstract

Electrical burns of the upper extremity, particularly high-voltage injuries, are becoming more prevalent in today's society and are often times devastating to the patients' appearance and functionality. The basic tenants of flame burn reconstruction apply to electrical injuries. Namely, a patient should undergo basic trauma resuscitation, decompression and debridement within a reasonable timeframe, and definitive closure as soon as possible. Reconstruction of the 3 main areas of injury (hand, elbow, and axilla) follows the basic reconstructive ladder from least invasive, that is, local wound revision, to most extensive, that is, free tissue transfers. Whereas the role of the surgeon continues to be the creation of ingenious techniques to deal with complications, the real treatment lies in education and prevention. This article will look to do a comprehensive review of electrical injuries to the upper extremity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1040-1046
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

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Burns
Upper Extremity
Pediatrics
Wounds and Injuries
Population
Hand Injuries
Axilla
Debridement
Elbow
Decompression
Resuscitation
Education
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Burns
  • Contracture
  • Electrical
  • Pediatric
  • Upper extremity
  • Wound care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Electrical burns of the upper extremity in the pediatric population. / Ogilvie, Michael P.; Panthaki, Zubin.

In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol. 19, No. 4, 01.07.2008, p. 1040-1046.

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