About the Course
Due to its complex structure, any injury to the hand risks developing into debilitating deformities that will severily affect daily living functions. In the case of burns, without proper preventive measures and adequate interventions, direct damage to structures caused by heat of the hand, or secondary damage caused by scar contracture or untreated edema can all eventually develop into deformities.
This course will help therapists working in burns to understand the most common deformties of the hand post-burn, their different causes and the mechanisms by which they develop. This knowledge is important to understand the impact of deformities on burn patients, but most important, it will help therapists be better equipped to prevent or correct them through appropriate rehabilitation interventions.
After this lesson, you will be able to:
Describe common post-burn hand deformities
Explain the mechanisms of hand deformities
Common causes of post-burn hand deformity
Post-burn hand deformities and their mechanism
Dorsal contracture deformity
This course is for
Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists.
Other burn professionals (ex: nurses).