In the child with an extensive burn, a more complete coalescence of postage stamp grafts, with sturdier epithelium, takes place, and new superficial venous channels spring up in a relatively short time. When tendon exposure occurs there will often develop a granulation tissue covering from the surrounding areas within 10 to 14 days. This is less time than it would take to prepare an abdominal-pedicle or a cross-leg flap. Long-standing immobilization of a joint of a child or exposure of the joint of a child are not the major problems that they are in the adult. Comparison between the adult and the child, from the problem of the simple small superficial coverage to that of the larger deep areas, can be made in practically every circumstance.
Wynn SK. LOWER EXTREMITY SKIN COVERAGE IN CHILDREN. JAMA. 1958;168(2):154–156. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000020016003
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: