Lund-Browder classification

Lund-Browder classification

 [lund brow´der]
a method for estimating the extent of burns that allows for the varying proportion of body surface in persons of different ages. It is used instead of the rule of nines for children, in whom the head occupies a larger area and the lower limbs a smaller area than in adults. See illustration.
A sample chart for recording the extent and depth of a burn injury using the Lund-Browder formula. From Polaski and Tatro, 1996.