Summary: This article summarizes the initial management of acute burn injuries to the hand, in addition to treatment and reconstructive options. The goal of treatment for a burn injury to the hand is primarily a functional hand. This is best achieved by appropriate early treatment, the right selection from a wide range of possible reconstructive procedures, and focused occupational hand therapy.
From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, and Advanced Aesthetic Associates.
Received for publication January 27, 2010; accepted August 23, 2010.
Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.
Peter A. Kreymerman, M.D., Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic Hospital, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, Ariz. 85054, firstname.lastname@example.org