Hand Burn Management

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The appropriate management of a hand burn injury aims to optimise functional hand outcomes. This page outlines key aspects of post hand burn management.

tendon gliding exercises, static splinting, oedema management, and tactile recovery

Enquiries

For clarification of information, or to speak with a burns clinician, please contact:

e: burnsunit@alfred.org.au  Attention: Allied health/nursing, VABS

References
  1. Dewey S, Richard R, Parry, I. Positioning, splinting, and contracture management. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2011 May; 22(2) 229-247.
  2. Edgar D, Kolmus A. Edema management. In: D. Edgar (Ed.) Burn trauma rehabilitation: allied health practice guidelines. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014. P.100-107.
  3. Edgar D, Fish J, Gomez M. Wood F. Local and systemic treatments for acute edema after burn injury: a systematic review of the literature. J Burn Care Res 2011 Mar-Apr; 32(2) 334-347.
  4. Kamolz L, Kitzinger H, Karle G. The treatment of hand burns, Burns 2008; 35(3): 327-37.
  5. Li-Tsang CWP, Zheng YP, Lau JCM. A randomized clinical trial to study the effect of silicone gel dressing and pressure therapy on posttraumatic hypertrophic scars. J Burn Care Res. 2010; 31(3):448-457.
  6. Moore L., Dewey W, Richard R. Rehabilitation of the burned hand. Hand Clinics, 2009; 25, 529-541.
  7. Richard R, Ward S. Splinting strategies and controversies. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2005; 26  392-396.
  8. Schneider JC, Qu HD, Lowry J, Walker J, Vitale E. Zona, M. Efficacy of inpatient burn rehabilitation: A prospective pilot study examining range of motion, hand function and balance. Burns 2012 Mar; 38(2) 164-17.
  9. Wehbe MA. Tendon gliding exercises. Am J Occup Ther 1987 Mar; 41(3) 164-7.

The following Alfred Health Organisational policy and guidelines were followed by all participants involved in the making of videos;

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Infection and prevention
  • Manual Handling

The Alfred Hospital gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support and contribution of Skilled Medical in funding this project.  For more information on Skilled Medical, please visit www.skilledmedical.com
Supported by:

Ambulance Victoria The Alfred Victorian Adult Burn Services at The Alfred The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne