Keeping a “boxing glove” dressing clean: a novel solution

Keeping a “boxing glove” dressing clean: a novel solution Eur J Plast Surg (2007) 30:95 DOI 10.1007/s00238-007-0150-x LETTER TO THE EDITOR Tom Reisler & Cliona Doyle Received: 7 June 2007 /Accepted: 26 June 2007 / Published online: 7 August 2007 Springer-Verlag 2007 Sir: Placing a sock over the “boxing glove” dressing and “Boxing glove” type of dressing is often used in babies and cutting a hole in an appropriate place to allow the thumb to small children. The dressing is sometimes left unchanged protrude through the sock dressing (Figs. 1 and 2). This for as long as 2 weeks, making cleanliness of dressing serves to protect the dressing, has a greater aesthetic appeal difficult to maintain. and compliance for younger patients particularly if a We would like to propose a novel and practical method colourful sock is utilised and does put that odd sock to dressing care. collection finally to use! Fig. 1 “Boxing glove” dressing with a sock protection T. Reisler (*) Burns Unit, Department of Plastic Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH, UK e-mail: C. Doyle Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK Fig. 2 “Boxing glove” dressing without a sock protection European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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