[Possibilities and limitations of enzymatic debridement in burns of the hand].Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 2019; 51(5):372-376HM
Hands are often affected from burns, due to their unprotected exposure to thermal injuries. Burn injuries also pose a major threat for hands as there is a high risk of severe functional and aesthetical disabilities. Bromelain-based enzymatic debridement is a novel treatment alternative for early surgical excision of burn eschar. This case study describes three patients who were treated with enzymatic debridement in deep thermal burns of the hand.