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Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e31818346c9
Technique

Glove-Gauze Regimen for the Management of Hand Burns

Coffey, Michael J. MD; Thirkannad, Sunil M. MD

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Abstract

We have been treating patients with partial- and/or full-thickness burns of the hand using an easy and inexpensive technique called the glove-gauze method. Nine patients with 11 burned hands were treated with the glove-gauze regimen and monitored weekly for wound healing and range of motion. Excellent results were achieved in all patients who complied will full follow-up. This method is simple, accessible, safe, and extremely cost-effective and allows for immediate active mobilzization. We recommend use of the glove-gauze method for treating all burns of the hand that do not involve the underlying fascia, muscle, epitenon, paratenon, and/or bone.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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