Burns 1-2-3

fire_from_brazierHey hey we are going to talk about burn injuries to your skin in this post.  It’s a follow-up to the radio broadcast of last week where I talked with a burn surgeon.  We learned some really important information about what to do when you or a loved one gets burned and we picked up cool lesser known (at least to me) factoids about burns and your skin.

 

Factoid:  Your skin is the largest organ in your body.  OK, maybe you knew that one already.

Read on to learn more about:

  • Most common causes of burn injuries in children and adults, including a short video of some knuckleheaded guys.
  • The classification of burns – that 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree business.
  • First aid for burns.  What to do if you get burned.  And what not to do.
  • An insider look at a modern Burn Unit, complete with a slick video.

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Healing wounds, preserving limbs

Drs. Tom Master and Nikki Bauerly visit the WCCO studio for live Healthy Matters broadcast
Drs. Tom Masters and Nikki Bauerly visit the WCCO studio for live Healthy Matters broadcast

This post is all about wound healing, hyperbaric oxygen, and fluorescent microangiography.   Now if that doesn’t get your attention . . .

Here’s a preview of what you will find in this post – lots of multimedia clips and info:

  • Basics about leg wounds
  • A video about hyperbaric oxygen
  • A news report from TV highlighting a recent patient undergoing LUNA angiography
  • Links to more information

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