Surgical Review: International Journal of Surgery, Trauma and Orthopedics 2020-10-07T08:38:14+00:00 Dr D Sharad Gedam Open Journal Systems <div id="journalDescription-6" class="journalDescription"> <p><em><strong>ISSN: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2455-5436 (Online)</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2456-9518 (Print) </a></strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>RNI: MPENG/2017/70870</strong></em></p> </div> An analysis of post-burn problems in patients attending the OPD of a tertiary level care center 2020-10-07T08:38:14+00:00 Dr. Varun Singh Salam Dr. Bhupesh Kushram <p>Background: To analyze post-burn problems of patients and to prepare a protocol and guidelines for the patient and attendants during hospitalization for timely intervention and to prevent the post-burn sequels and therapeutic measures with reconstructive surgical options like skin flap, skin grafting, etc. in patients attending OPD after healing of burns.</p> <p>Methods: A prospective observational analysis was conducted, patients were analyzed and assessed with the help of a preformed questionnaire. Throughout this period a number of characteristics were evaluated on attending for an outpatient department like sex, age, social status, skin color, site, causes of burn, types of post-burn complications, psychological and social effects of burn on the patient, etc.</p> <p>Results: Thermal burn (84%) is the most common cause of burns. Post-burn complications were most commonly seen in females of age group 15-30 years (77.27%), while it is more common in males of age group 30-45 years (52.63%). Post-burn complications were more common in the rural population of the low socio-economic group (61%).</p> <p>Conclusion: Burns is a major concern for society and poses many psychiatric, social , aesthetic, and functional problems. The best approach is to avoid /prevent burns and when occurs, then it should be dealt with the utmost care and a holistic approach with proper concealing and rehabilitation is needed for these patients.</p> 2020-09-24T08:03:46+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society