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Rehabilitation after burn injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6678126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Optimal rehabilitation of patients after burn injury requires the organised application of sound, recognised principles. The basic concerns are the prevention of loss of joint motion, loss of muscle mass, and the prevention of anatomical deformities. Important considerations are starting the rehabilitative programme as early as possible after injury and avoiding techniques which unduly immobilise the patient or parts of the body. The use of early active motion to the patient and all movable joints, along with appropriate positioning while at rest, is crucial to a successful programme. Passive exercising along with the use of restraints and splints are necessary in certain patients.
J A Boswick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-07     Completed Date:  1984-08-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Burns / rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy
Hand Injuries / rehabilitation
Physical Exertion
Physical Therapy Modalities
Time Factors

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