Burn, Chemical and Frostbite Injury

The hands are particularly prone to burns and other related injuries. If they come in contact with extreme heat, chemicals or frostbite, significant damage can result and death of cells in the skin.

These injuries will vary in depth and be more or less severe. Likewise, treatment will vary according to severity of the injury. If the burn is localized on the hand and pain can be controlled, an outpatient treatment may be suitable.

Skin grafts are often used to treat severe burns. Dr. Morse would remove the dead skin, replace it with skin grafts and place the hand in a splint to allow healing. More than one operation may be necessary, since burn injuries on the hands can develop contractures over time.