Healing for Body and Soul
Specialization in Treating Burn Victims
Serious burn injuries resulting from fire, electricity or acid are highly traumatic experiences. Apart from very painful and often life-threatening burns, patients also need to process the mostly permanent changes to their external appearance. In recent decades, medical progress and plastic surgery have drastically increased chances of survival as well as quality of life.
In seven centres for severe burn patients, injuries receive comprehensive and specialized care at the highest level. By their nature, the centres are among the most modern institutes in the whole of Europe. In addition to the patients’ own skin, the experts of the KUV also operate with cultivated tissue and artificial skin. Their interdisciplinary teams consist of anaesthetists, plastic surgeons, as well as physiotherapists, ergotherapists and psychologists. Specially trained nursing staff ensures the complex and intensive care.