Full thickness burns of the wrist or hand are typically caused by contact with a hot object or flame.
The diagnosis of a full thickness burn of the wrist or hand is made based on the patient’s history and physical examination. The area will appear charred or white, and the patient may describe a feeling of intense heat on the affected area.
Differential diagnoses for a full thickness burn of the wrist or hand include contact dermatitis, thermal injury, and chemical burns.
Treatment for a full thickness burn of the wrist or hand typically involves topical antibiotics, debridement of the affected area, and skin grafting to reduce scarring.
The prognosis for a full thickness burn of the wrist or hand is generally good, as long as the burn is treated promptly and properly. The area may be permanently scarred, however, depending on the severity of the burn.