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Table 2 Burn characteristics and outcomes of isolated foot burns by mechanism of injury

From: Epidemiology of isolated foot burns in children presenting to a Queensland paediatric burns centre— a two-year study in warmer climate

  Total group
n (%)
Mechanism
  Contact
n (%)
Scald
n (%)
Friction
n (%)
Flame
n (%)
Chemical
n (%)
Other
n (%)
Depth of burn
ᅟSuperficial 7 3.2% 5 3.7% 1 2.0% -   1 20.0% -   -  
ᅟSPT 111 51.9% 71 52.6% 31 60.8% 3 18.8% 2 40.0% 3 60.0% 1 50.0%
ᅟDPT 82 38.3% 51 37.8% 18 35.3% 9 56.2% 2 40.0% 1 20.0% 1 50.0%
ᅟFull thickness 14 6.5% 8 5.9% 1 2.0% 4 25.0% -   1 20.0% -  
Trips to OT 42 19.6% 31 23.0% 3 5.9% 6 37.6% 1 20.0% 1 20.0% -  
ᅟSkin graft 22 10.3% 14 10.4% 2 3.9% 4 25.0% 1 20.0% 1 20.0% -  
ᅟCOD 19 8.9% 16 11.9% 1 2.0% 2 12.6% -   -   -  
ᅟOther 1 0.4% 1 Toe amputation           
Scar management 59 27.6% 28 20.7% 13 25.5% 13 81.3% 2 40.0% 3 60.0% 1 50.0%
  1. SPT superficial partial thickness
  2. DPT deep partial thickness
  3. OT operating theatre
  4. COD change of dressing
  5. - no patients