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Brief Report  |   May 1996
The Use of the Edema Bar for the Treatment of Burn Patients
Author Affiliations
  • Kim Rock, OTR, is Level II Occupational Therapist in Hand Therapy, Lutheran Hospital, 1910 South Avenue, LaCrosse, Wisconsin 54601
  • Marguerite Costigan, PT, is Level II Physical Therapist in Rehabilitation, Lutheran Hospital, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Article Information
Wound Management / Departments / Brief or New
Brief Report   |   May 1996
The Use of the Edema Bar for the Treatment of Burn Patients
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1996, Vol. 50, 386-388. doi:10.5014/ajot.50.5.386
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1996, Vol. 50, 386-388. doi:10.5014/ajot.50.5.386
Abstract

The edema bar is a new device that therapists can add to their repertoire of treatment approaches for burn patients. This article looks at the challenges therapists encounter while working with burn patients and describes the edema bar’s design, its application to the burn rehabilitation process, and the multidisciplinary approach to its use.