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Cincinnati, OH Traumatic Injury Care | Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati
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Traumatic injury treatment

Friction burn, also called road rash, is an abrasion of the skin caused when the skin is rubbed briskly over a rough surface. Friction burns can be the result of falling on or being drug over gravel, rough cement, or asphalt. Friction burns can be quite serious and painful, and result in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree burns. Depending on the size and depth of injury, friction burns may be treated conservatively with a dressing and ointments or require skin grafting. An experienced pediatric plastic surgeon can determine what treatment is best for your child’s condition.

Friction Burn


Treadmill injuries

Home exercise equipment such as exercise bikes and treadmills have become commonplace in the home, and the natural curiosity of children makes them at risk of injury by these devices. More than 8,700 children are injured by exercise equipment every year, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The most common injuries are lacerations, friction burns, and contusions. Fingers, hands, and arms are most often the sites of injury; however, other body parts can also be affected. These injuries can be severe and can be excruciatingly painful to the child. Injuries such as these may require a hospital stay, skin grafting, or other surgical intervention.

Treadmill Injuries


Traumatic alopecia

Traumatic alopecia is generally caused from a traumatic injury or burn to the scalp. Once hair follicles are damaged to such a degree, there may be little to no hair growth at the site. Depending on the size and location of hair loss, surgical intervention may be warranted in the form of reconstructive surgery and the use of tissue expanders.

Traumatic Alopecia

Meet our physicians

Christopher Gordon, M.D., FACS, FAAP
Salim Mancho, D.O., FACS
Brian Pan, M.D., FACS
Scott J. Rapp, M.D., FACS
Kevin Yakuboff, M.D., FACS, FAAPS

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