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Hi, I'm trying to complete a tutorial but cannot find the answers for "healing process for 2nd deg burns" and "healing process for 3rd deg burns"?
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Dr. Barry Press answered
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
With burns,: time to healing depends on how deep the burn is. In general, a burn that heals in less than three weeks does not need surgery. Third degree (fullthickness) burns heal by contraction only and usually need skin grafting. Partial thickness (2nd degree ) burns cover a wide spectrum from just into the dermis all the way to nearly full thickness. Their depth will determine how and if they will heal.
Answered on Jul 12, 2017
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