NEW METHOD OF PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENT AND FOLLOW-UP FOR BURNS PATIENTS

Ms G. Selvi, Dr G. Karthikeyan

Abstract


INTRODUCTION: Rehabilitation of burn injuries are challenging as they might result in loss of function or even loss of
limbs. Among the injuries it is the second major cause of morbidity next to road trafc accidents. Physiotherapy
modalities are important for burns rehabilitation. Among them a good assessment, formulation of appropriate protocols customized for each
patient and a regular follow-up are vital. The aim is to formulate an assessment chart for burn victims and assess the outcome of physiotherapy
protocols based on the assessment chart
AIM: To formulate an assessment chart for burn victims and assess the outcomes of physiotherapy protocols based on the assessment chart.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
Ÿ Study undertaken at Tertiary level Burn Centre at Govt. Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, Chennai.
Ÿ Two year period – Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Ÿ Total number of in-patients- 640
All the patients included in the study were assessed according to the new assessment chart and the protocols for management were formulated.
Patients were followed up regularly and assessed periodically. Results were analyzed according to the FIMS chart
RESULT: The results of rehabilitation were analyzed. The most vulnerable period in which there was deterioration in function were assessed,
with respect to neck, upper limbs and lower limbs
CONCLUSION:The KMC assessment chart was found to be a useful tool both in the assessment and follow-up of the burns patients.


Keywords


rehabilitation analyzed vulnerable deterioration assessment

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