The Burns Section treats skin injuries due to thermal, electric and chemical effects as well as other conditions leading to difficult wounds or loss of skin such as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Necrotizing Fasciitis.


About 10,000 burns are examined annually by a physician. About 200-250 of these are admitted to the Burns Section of the department.

Treatment includes exposure therapy in a heated room and other supporting intensive therapy in cooperation with the Department of Anaesthesiology as well as hyperbaric oxygen therapy for carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Surgery is performed in connection with escharectomy, skin grafting and in the treatment of functional and cosmetic consequences of burns.

The section also has a comprehensive outpatient function and an external teaching function.

Cooperation with dieticians, physiotherapists and ergotherapists, psychologists, social advisors, anaesthesiologists and the Pressure Chamber Section (hyperbaric oxygen treatment).

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