Thermal-crush injuries of the hands and forearms: an analysis of 60 cases

Xue Wei Wang, Xue Zhong Zhang, Hui Hua Song, Gui Shi Zhang, J. W.L. Davies, Ramon L. Zapata-Sirvent, William A. Robinson

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The treatment of injuries inflicted on hands and occasionally forearms by crushing between hot rigid surfaces (thermal crush injury) is usually complex because of the possibility of fractures, nerve and tendon injuries, as well as heat destruction of the skin which also may be macerated. A review of the treatment of 60 patients with thermal crush injuries has defined the more important aspects of treatment including the choice of materials for wound coverage (split thickness skin or tube pedicle tissue graft) and the optimal time for surgical repair of the injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-268
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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