ice burn

ice burn

partial-thickness thermal necrosis of the skin caused by prolonged therapy entailing applications of ice.

ice ball

; ice burn blanched area of frozen tissue induced by cryotherapy; ice ball area must exceed that of the lesion as the peripheral temperature of the ice ball approaches normal tissue temperature; only the tissue at the centre of the ice ball is reliably destroyed by freezing process (see Table 1; cryosurgery)
Table 1: Indications and contraindications for the use of cryotherapy
IndicationsSingle isolated skin lesions, after debridement of overlying callosity
Verrucae
ContraindicationsPatients with peripheral articular disease, Raynaud's or any other cause of reduced tissue perfusion or reduced healing
Patients with a low pain threshold
Lesions that overlie joints, or in areas where there is little or reduced fibrofatty padding
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A Birmingham radio station which held a competition that left three contestants with severe ice burns and permanent scars was yesterday fined pounds 15,000 by magistrates after it admitted breaching health and safety laws.
BIRMINGHAM- based radio station BRMB which held a competition that left three contestants with severe ice burns and permanent scars was fined pounds 15,000 by magistrates after it admitted breaching health and safety laws.
The pair's sled overturned but they escaped without serious injury - although Jackson, 32, suffered bruises and ice burns on his back.
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