THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF OPEN VERSUS CLOSED MANAGEMENT OF BURN WOUNDS

Dr. Shivamurthy K C, Dr Akshay Kulkarni

Abstract


Over the period of 2 year, 100 cases with burns were studied with 50 in group of closed dressing and other 50 in open dressing for the management. The study included 61 males and 39 females with mean age of 32 yrs in closed group and 35 yrs in open group. The complications were 2 % in closed group while 20% in open group.66% cases were discharged with satisfactory wound healing. The length of stay was 21 days in closed group while 29.5 days in open group. Overall, in our study, closed method gave better outcomes than open method in the management of burns wound

Keywords


Burns, Open dressing, closed dressing, Burn dressing, Silver sulphadiazine.

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