Early upper-extremity prosthetic fit in patients with burns

Sandra Fletchall, William Hickerson

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Abstract

Patients with upper-extremity amputations necessitated by burn injury have frequently faced delays in prosthetic fit. At the Regional Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee, seven patients required amputations because of burns. These injuries were electrical in four cases, thermal and crush in one case, thermal in one case, and steam and crush in one case. Five patients had below-elbow amputations, one had a bilateral below-elbow amputation, and one had a bilateral above-elbow amputation. All patients were fitted with prostheses within 30 days of the last definitive surgery on the amputated extremity. All patients continued to wear a prosthesis and no patient exhibited skin breakdown. Patients returned to independence with self care within 2 weeks and to preamputation activities within an average of 2.5 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-236
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Burns
Upper Extremity
Amputation
Elbow
Prostheses and Implants
Hot Temperature
Steam
Wounds and Injuries
Self Care
Extremities
Skin

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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Early upper-extremity prosthetic fit in patients with burns. / Fletchall, Sandra; Hickerson, William.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.01.1991, p. 234-236.

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