presented by Patty Anderson
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Patty Anderson, OTR/L, CHT
Patricia Anderson OTR/L, CHT has over three decades of clinical experience, with emphasis and specialization in burn and orthopedic care. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University, School of Occupational Therapy in 1980 and received her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2002. She has worked in the acute, sub-acute and outpatient setting at Tampa General Hospital,…Read full bio
1. The Burn Injury
This chapter will cover the various causes of a burn injury and how the injury is classified for severity. Discussion on how the burn wound is managed in order to obtain wound closure will be covered. Information for a clinician to determine which burn wounds are at risk for forming hypertrophic scar will be discussed.
2. Burn Scar
This chapter will compare the properties of uninjured skin to burn scar including elasticity, sensation, tensile strength, and lubrication. The scar maturation process and timeline will be reviewed to give the clinician a guideline of what to expect from the burn scar at different phases of maturation. Evaluating and documenting the scar will also be included.
3. Burn Scar Complex
We'll cover the difference in elasticity of skin and burn scar as it relates to movement in the body. The chapter will explain why joint contractures occur in burn injury and how to identify them effectively.
4. Upper Extremity Exercises and Stretches
In this chapter we will demonstrate stretching exercises to effectively stretch the burn injury of the UE and preserve the length of the burn scar.
5. Common Deformities and Contractures of the Upper Extremity
Deformities and contractures are often seen in burns to the UE. The information presented will assist the clinician in anticipating what limitations will occur in the UE and be proactive in determining treatment.
6. Orthotic Management of the Burned Upper Extremity
This chapter will provide information to assist the clinician in deciding what orthotics to fabricate in order to achieve optimal stretch on the burn scar. Discussion will include different fabrication materials and wearing schedule.