MEBO FAQ
 

  1. 2.1.2. How to judge the depth of the burn wound?
    • 2010/10/15 17:27:47
    The depth of burn and scald wound is divided to the following three degree and six division type, which are: first degree, superficial second degree, deep second superficial type, deep second deep type, superficial third degree and deep third degree. Normally, first degree and superficial second degree burn, namely epidermis damaged burn, are called superficial degree burn; deep second degree (including deep type and superficial type) and also third degree burn, namely dermis damaged and full-thickness skin damaged burn, are called deep degree burn.
     
    The details are as follows:
     
    First degree burn: the skin above the granular layer of epidermis is damaged, which belongs to blood stasis type in traditional Chinese medicine.
     
    Second degree burn: superficial second degree burn: the skin above stratum basale cells is damaged, which is called stasis type in traditional Chinese medicine; deep second superficial type: the papillary layer of dermis is damaged, which belongs to blood stasis toxic heat type; deep second deep type: the reticular layer of dermis is damaged, which belongs to gas stasis toxic heat type;
     
    Third degree burn: superficial third degree: the whole layer of skin is damaged and partial subcutaneous fat layer is damaged, which belongs to carrion toxic heat type; deep third degree burn: the whole layer of skin is damaged and also the whole layer of subcutaneous fat layer is damaged or even reaches to muscle, tendon and bone, which belongs to carrion sepsis type.
     
    The above mentioned three degree six division method is raised based on the clinical research of BRT&MEBT/MEBO. The standard application of this technique can heal the wound include deep second degree without scar formation. With the instruction of doctors with rich MEBT experience, the patients with superficial third degree burn wound can heal without or with superficial scar formation but without functional disturbance.