Thursday, July 5, 2018

Lund-Browder chart

Q: Lund-Browder chart is the most accurate way of estimating Total Body Surface Area (TBSA) in:

A) Burn
B) Pressure ulcer
C) Insensible loss
D) Vasculopathy
E) Calculation of Cardiac Index (CI)

Answer: A 

Though "Rule of Nines" is the most well known and most widely used method to estimate TBSA in burn patients, the Lund-Browder chart, developed almost 75 years ago, is still the most accurate method for estimating TBSA. It has a particular advantage of being applicable in adults, children as well as infants. Charts are available online with any search engine. Click on the link



Lund CC, Browder NC. The estimation of areas of burns. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1944; 79:352.

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