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Burn Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity

presented by Patty Anderson

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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How is a burn wound of the upper extremity effectively managed? What are the properties of the burn scar development that challenge the successful rehabilitation of the upper extremity? This course will examine the unique properties of burn wounds and scar development. Discussion of burn wound healing, contracture development, scar maturation processes, and orthotic management will assist the clinician in treating upper extremity burn injuries effectively.

Meet Your Instructor

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,…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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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.

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