Surgical Review: International Journal of Surgery, Trauma and Orthopedics https://surgical.medresearch.in/index.php/ijoso <div id="journalDescription-6" class="journalDescription"> <p><em><strong>ISSN: <a href="https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2455-5436" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2455-5436 (Online)</a>, <a href="https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2456-9518" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2456-9518 (Print) </a></strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>RNI: MPENG/2017/70870</strong></em></p> </div> Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society en-US Surgical Review: International Journal of Surgery, Trauma and Orthopedics 2456-9518 An analysis of post-burn problems in patients attending the OPD of a tertiary level care center https://surgical.medresearch.in/index.php/ijoso/article/view/202 <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> Dr. Varun Singh Salam Dr. Bhupesh Kushram Copyright (c) 2020 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2020-09-24 2020-09-24 6 5 290 297 10.17511/ijoso.2020.i05.01