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Rule of Nines

STUDY
PLAY
Adult Head & Neck
9%
Anterior Trunk
18%
Posterior Trunk
18%
Bilateral anterior arm, forearm and hand
9%
Bilateral Posterior arm, forearm and hand
9%
Adult Genitalia
1%
Bilateral Anterior leg and foot
18%
Bilateral Posterior leg and foot
18%
Child Head & neck
18%
Child arm
9%
Child Thorax
9%
Child Abdo
9%
Child upper back
9%
Child lower back
9%
Child leg
13.5%
Child Genitals
1%
Rule of nines
A system that assigns percentages to sections of the body, allowing calculation of the amount of skin surface involved in the burn area
Total Body Surface Area
extent of injury from a burn described as a percentage
Lund and browder Charts
Uses age 0 1 5 10 15 Adult
A=Half of Head 9.5 8.5 6.5 5.5 4.5 3.5
B=Half of Thigh 2.75 3.25 4.0 4.25 4.25 4.75
C=Half of Leg 2.5 2.5 2.75 3.0 3.25 3.5