Evaluation on Depth of the Third Degree
Diagnosis of third-degree burns is easier than
The scald third-degree wound is
pale with no blood supply and almost no exudate. Pain sensation is lost
Flame burns wound has a carbonized epidermis which
can be adherent to the dermis.
The wound surface is lower than surrounding normal
surface, there is a loss of pain sensation, and no exudate appears at
the exudation stage.
After treatment with MEBT/MEBO, sparse exudate can
After the exudation stage, the necrotic tissue
liquefy, but this occurs much slower than that of deep second-degree
completes in 15–20 days and
granulation tissue appears in the wound.
The superficial third-degree burn with thermal
injury reaching the subcutaneous layer may heal by skin
area of deep third-degree burns wound
(diameter <18 cm) with thermal injury reaching the muscle layer
heal without skin grafting but with scar formation.
third-degree burns wound
needs skin grafting.
Pediatric third-degree burns wound is usually dark
and red in color.
When conventional surgical burns therapy is
is difficult to estimate burn depth accurately, especially to
distinguish deep second-degree and third-degree burns.