Burn Injuries

Burns are serious injuries that require immediate medical care and attention. Burns on the skin are most often caused by fire, steam, hot objects, or hot liquids, contact with electrical sources or chemicals, or hard surfaces.  Burn injuries can occur at almost any moment, especially due to construction work, chemical and toxic exposure and and even from car and truck wrecks. Depending on the depth, size, cause, affected body area, age, and health of the victim, burns can also injure muscles, blood vessels, nerve endings, lungs and eyes. 

The more common complications from burns are infections, pneumonia, cellulitis, urinary tract infections and respiratory failure.  While the American Burn Association National Burn Repository in 2015 puts the survival rate at 96.8%, burns are very painful injuries.  Burns often leave scars and deformities, such as loss of limbs, hands, fingers, feet, toes lips and ears, to name a few.

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Burns range from minor to severe, and are categorized as follows:

  • First Degree Burns result in a redness, minor inflammation, swelling, pain with non-blistered skin but peeling.
  • Second Degree Burns result in damage below the skin, and will blistered skin with some thickening of the skin.
  • Third Degree Burns extend through every layer of skin, with a waxy or raised leathery and white color, charring, dark brown color, result in widespread thickening of the skin and without surgery will heal with severe scarring and contracture or shrinkage of the skin.
  • Fourth Degree Burns include all of the symptoms of a third degree burn, and also damage the tenons and bones. These more serious burns carry the risk of complication such as infection, blood loss and shock, and death.