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Burn rehabilitation

Edited by: Jian-An Li

Disabilities post burns are related not only physical functions, but also psychologic and social functions. Therefore, the challenges for the burn management are not only to rescue the injured, but also to rehabilitate those people to have independent, creative and meaningful life.

This series will cover latest research findings in technology and experience in clinical practice, including exercises, physical modalities, occupational and vocational interventions, psychological management, as well as social interactions. Rehabilitation interventions regarding to common burn complications will also be discussed, including DVT, contractures, malnutrition, bladder management, cardio-pulmonary deconditioning and training, and osteoporosis.

This series was published in Burns & Trauma

  1. Content type: Research article

    Physiotherapy is an integral part of treatment for paediatric burns. In Zimbabwe, children are admitted in paediatric burn unit with their caregivers, who play important roles such as providing explanation and...

    Authors: Matthew Chiwaridzo, Vimbayinashe Juliet Zinyando, Jermaine Matewu Dambi, Farayi Kaseke, Nyaradzai Munambah and Tapfuma Mudawarima

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2016 4:31

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Burn injury may be associated with long-term rehabilitation and disability, while research studies on the functional performance after injuries, quality of life (QOL), and abilities to return to work of burn p...

    Authors: Dan Tang, Cecilia W. P. Li-Tsang, Ricky K. C. Au, Xia Shen, Kui-cheng Li, Xian-feng Yi, Lin-rong Liao, Hai-yan Cao, Ya-nan Feng and Chuan-shun Liu

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2016 4:32

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  3. Content type: Review

    Vacuum massage is a non-invasive mechanical massage technique performed with a mechanical device that lifts the skin by means of suction, creates a skin fold and mobilises that skin fold. In the late 1970s, th...

    Authors: Peter Moortgat, Mieke Anthonissen, Jill Meirte, Ulrike Van Daele and Koen Maertens

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2016 4:34

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Vacuum massage is a non-invasive mechanical massage technique invented to treat burns and scars. To date, no effects of vacuum massage on thickness and density of human scar tissue have been reported. The proc...

    Authors: Jill Meirte, Peter Moortgat, Mieke Anthonissen, Koen Maertens, Cynthia Lafaire, Lieve De Cuyper, Guy Hubens and Ulrike Van Daele

    Citation: Burns & Trauma 2016 4:27

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