Deep partial thickness burns of the hip or leg are caused by heat-related injuries, such as contact with a hot surface or steam, the use of a caustic chemical, or an electrical current.
A visual inspection of the affected area will reveal redness, blistering, and/or an open wound. An x-ray may be required to assess the extent of the burn and to rule out any underlying broken bones.
Deep partial thickness burns of the hip or leg must be differentiated from other heat-related injuries such as first-degree burns, second-degree burns, and full thickness burns.
Treatment of deep partial thickness burns of the hip or leg may include the application of a topical antibiotic cream, the use of a moisturizing dressing, or a combination of both. In severe cases, skin grafting may be necessary.
The prognosis for deep partial thickness burns of the hip or leg depends on the severity of the burn and the patient’s response to treatment. With proper care, the majority of patients will make a full recovery.