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burn injuries

A Coordinated Rehabilitation Program May Help Workers with Burn Injuries Get Back to Work

About half a million Americans are treated for burn injuries each year, and many of these burn injuries occur in the workplace. A burn injury may result from a fire or contact with hot liquids, electricity, or chemicals. People may experience physical limitations after a burn injury that may make it difficult to return to work. Studies have shown that up to one in four burn survivors become unemployed and do not return to work after their injury.


Large Burns Can Cause Lasting Movement Problems, Long-Term Rehabilitation Interventions May Help

Each year, about half a million Americans are treated for burn-related injuries. A burn injury commonly results from a fire, but can also be caused by contact with hot liquids, electricity, or chemicals. Large burns are those that cover at least 30% of a person’s body. They can cause lasting damage to bones, joints or muscles in the burned area. This damage may lead to challenges with activities of daily living. In a recent NIDILRR-funded study, researchers looked at the most common movement-related problems that persist after a large burn injury.


RehabWire - Volumen 5, Número 8, Septiembre 2003.


RehabWire de septiembre destaca el trabajo de los Sistemas Modelo de Lesiones por Quemadura y la investigación sobre las lesiones por quemadura publicada en el último año.

RehabWire - Volume 9, Number 1, February 2007.


Burn Injury Rehabilitation

More than 45,000 burn injuries require hospitalization each year, with about half requiring care in a specialized unit. NIDRR research looks beyond immediate care, to getting back to life.

NIDRR Grantees on the Cutting Edge.

RehabWire - Volume 5, Number 8, September 2003.


RehabWire for September highlights the work of the Burn Injury Model Systems and burn injury research published in the last year.

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