Burn Contracture

  • Burns is an injury to the skin or other organic tissue primarily caused by exposure to heat or other causative agents (radiation, electricity, chemicals). According to WHO, it is a global public health problem, accounting for an estimated 180,000 deaths annually.
  • Burns does not only affect the skin, it can have other effects on the tissue, organ and system networks such as smoke inhalation, as well as a psychological effect. It affects all gender although females have slightly higher rates of death from burn compared to males. It also affects all age groups and it is the fifth most common cause of non-fatal childhood injuries.
  • Burn may be electric burn, thermal /flame burn, scald burn, radiation burn, chemical burn.
  • Timely consultation with plastic surgeon should provide functional and cosmetic result.


Lack of proper burn care and rehabilitation may lead to burn contracture and burn deformity.