Excision of Burn Wounds
Surgical excision of burned skin and prompt coverage is the standard of care for burns that are deep partial thickness or full thickness in depth. Early excision and grafting of large burns in children and young adults will decrease the number of infections and improve survival rates compared to delayed excision. The first stage of operative management of deep partial and full thickness burns is removal of burned skin, or eschar. This videotape illustrates different techniques for excision of burn wounds.
Michael Peck FACS, MD, Jean-Marc Patnoe