Third-Degree Burn: Full-Thickness Burn

Third-degree burn: full-thickness burn

A third-degree burn injures the top layer of skin (epidermis), the tissue (dermis), and the fatty tissue (subcutaneous tissue) under the skin, and spreads into muscle tissue.

Current as ofSeptember 23, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

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