Management of burn wounds

Dermatol Clin. 1993 Oct;11(4):709-14.


The pathophysiology of thermal injury is described and applied to the clinical diagnosis of the depth of the injury. The basis of the selection of the type of nonoperative therapy for moderate depth second-degree burns is outlined for optimizing healing time. The importance of early tangential (sequential) excision of deep second-degree burns and third-degree burns in reducing functional and cosmetic residual is emphasized.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Burns / drug therapy
  • Burns / pathology
  • Burns / physiopathology
  • Burns / surgery
  • Burns / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Skin Care
  • Wound Healing