Electrical Burn Injuries

  • Jessica Shih
  • Marc G. JeschkeEmail author


Electrical injuries (EI) are a common yet underappreciated injury in the work-field. More importantly, the short-term and long-term sequelae of an EI can be devastating. This chapter discusses the classification, assessment, initial treatments, acute and long-term treatments of EI. An important aspect that is currently under-recognized is long-term outcomes and the inability to return to work or even return to a good quality of life.


Electrical injury Low voltage High voltage Acute treatment Long-term outcomes Tissue damage Ice berg phenomenon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Medical Science, University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Biological SciencesSunnybrook Research InstituteTorontoCanada
  5. 5.Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook HospitalTorontoCanada
  6. 6.Department of Immunology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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