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Paul L. Liebert, MD, Attending Physician, Orthopedic Surgery, Tomah Memorial Hospital, Tomah, WI
Shin splints (see Shin Splints), ankle sprains (see Ankle Sprains), Achilles tendinitis (see Achilles Tendinitis), tears of the Achilles tendon (see Achilles Tendon Tears), and stress fractures of the foot (see Stress Fractures of the Foot) are common injuries to the lower leg.
Burns are usually caused by heat (thermal burns), such as fire, steam, tar, or hot liquids. Burns can be caused by other agents. Which of the following agents causes burns that most closely resemble thermal burns?