Abhishek Sharma, Samarth Gupta, Sunil Srivastava
Abstract: Introduction: A Burn is defined as an insult to body’s tissues resulting from heat, chemical, electricity, sunlight or radiation. Scald burns occurring due to hot liquids, steam and gases form the most common mode of burns. Besides saving lives, the ultimate goal in burn management is early and complete healing of wounds leading to good cosmetic and functional results. Material and Methods: This is a retrospective study done at Dept Of Burns &Plastic Surgery SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan over a period of three years (jan 2017- dec 2019).A total of 5241 (Five thousand two hundread forty one) burn patients were admitted to the department which included all forms of burn injury. Result: Out of 5241 burn patients, 1220 patients suffered by Electrical burns (23.27 %), 3200 suffered by flame burns (61.06 %) and 412 suffered by scald burns (7.86 %) and remaining 9 patient were suffered by chemical burn. 4113 patients were of the age group 11-40 years (78.5 %). Of 5241, 3304 were males (63.04 %), 1937 were females (36.96 %) of all burn admissions. Conclusion: Our study concludes that the most common mode of burn injury is flame and electrical burn. With this study we want to send the message to public that prevention is better than cure in burn injuries.
Keywords: Burns, epidemiology,