Burn wound chronicity – myth or reality?

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Burn wound chronicity – myth or reality?

Jacky Edwards
17 September 2013

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.

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