Management of the Chronic Burn Wound

Stephen Tyler Elkins-Williams, William A. Marston, Charles Scott Hultman

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This article reviews the current evidence in using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in burn wounds. There is also separate consideration of diabetic foot burns and a protocol for use of HBOT in a specific case. The challenges of using HBOT in an acute burn care setting are reviewed. Next the pathophysiology of Marjolin ulcers is reviewed. The current thinking in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Marjolin ulcers is discussed. Finally, a background in using topical growth factors (tGF) is provided, followed by a summary of the current evidence of tGF in burn wounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-687
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic wound
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Marjolin ulcer
  • Topical growth factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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