Category: Catastrophic Injuries

March 7, 2017 / Catastrophic Injuries

New Burn Treatments Make the News

If you end up suffering from a nasty burn at some point, you might be glad to know that burn treatments have undergone some recent advances. These new therapies include temporary dressings, ointments, new kinds of grafts, and something called a SkinGun. Facts about Burns Most burns happen at home, and cooking is the biggest cause of fires in the home, followed by heating sources such as space heaters and wood stoves. But something you might not know is that the workplace is the second-likeliest place you can be burned. Close to half a million people—450,000—seek hospital and ER burn treatment every year, according to the American Burn Association. This number doesn’t include the many more people who seek help from community health ce[...]


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