Home Print this page Email this page Users Online: 388
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 85-87

The role of regional block analgesia in the early functional recovery of burns in the hand


Department of Plastic Surgery, Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandeep Mehrotra
Department of Plastic Surgery, Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi 110010
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijb.ijb_25_17

Rights and Permissions

Patients with upper limb and hand burn suffer from a higher pain perception due to higher density of nerve endings and larger cortical representation compared to other regions. This unfortunately leads to reduction of movement, increasing edema and stiffness. This initiates a vicious cycle leading to prolonged morbidity and repeated interventions. In our burn centre we are routinely practicing regional supraclavicular analgesic blocks for hand burn. We have found this technique immensely beneficial in pain relief, promoting early healing with restoration of range of motion (ROM) and functional recovery.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed461    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded38    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal