Thermal destruction of skin may result in severe local and systemic physiologic alterations. Although a majority of minor burns may be treated on an outpatient basis, the foot requires special consideration. A thorough understanding of the pathophysiology, treatment, and possible complications of burn wounds is necessary for the podiatrist to become a vital part of the specialized hospital care team and be successful in the outpatient management of thermal injuries.

Milione, Kanat, , , , , , , (). Burns: a review of the pathophysiology, treatment, and complications of thermal injury. The Journal of foot surgery, ;24(5):373-82. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2866210