Recovery from major burns involves both inpatient treatment and rehabilitation, and usually takes a year or more to gradually return to normal life. So-called major burns are usually very severe, with a burn area of 51%-79%, of which 21%-49% is third-degree, and if the total area is more than 80%, a second-degree burn area of more than 80% can also be called a major burn. Major burns have a long recovery time and high mortality rate, involving not only the external skin but also the treatment of all organs, and require treatment by a burn unit, intensive care unit and rehabilitation physiotherapy unit with specialized treatment experience to recover as soon as possible.

1.Large area, but relatively deep depth, no serious organ damage, faster recovery: If large area burns patients burn depth to 2 degrees, not too old, body resistance is strong, no serious respiratory or other organ damage, while the symptoms of systemic infection is relatively light, through external drug exchange treatment, usually within six months the injured trauma can gradually recover, after discharge requires about 1 year of continuous anti-scar treatment, the healing is relatively good;

2.Elderly patients or patients with mainly large third-degree burns have a slower recovery: elderly patients have poor resistance and weak body compensatory capacity, and are prone to complications such as shock, respiratory tract infection and renal failure after large burns, which can lead to death at any time due to infection, shock and organ failure. The treatment process requires multiple surgeries to cover the trauma, and long years of anti-scar treatment after the trauma is completely healed, a process that may result in repeated itching, fractures, skin infections, and even limb deformity, which seriously affects the quality of life, and later scar prevention and functional movement recovery as a whole takes several years.

Suggestions: After major burns, you should consult a specialized burn center as soon as possible, use drugs or biological agents or implants to cover the wound surface as soon as possible, maintain vital signs, manage other comorbidities appropriately, and shorten the hospital recovery time. Later, insist on functional rehabilitation exercises and scar management to resume normal life as soon as possible.

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