Consensus and supplementsBurn wound chronicity – myth or reality?

Burn wound chronicity – myth or reality?

18/09/13 | Assessment and diagnosis, Burns, Service delivery, Wellbeing and concordance | Jacky Edwards

Burn wound chronicity – myth or reality?While there are several definitions of chronic or nonhealing wounds – and it is generally accepted that under normal circumstances, wound healing occurs within 6 weeks of injury and wounds that fall outside that are generally referred to as chronic wounds – the same cannot be said for burn wounds. We know that a superficial burn will heal in 5–7 days and a superficial dermal burn within 7–10 days, but little is understood about the normal healing trajectory of deep dermal or full-thickness burns.