Prediction of the threshold of skin burns from radio frequency (RF) current is clinically relevant. The classical studies on skin burns in the 1940s and 1950s [1–3] continue to be the most often cited and utilized framework. In the early 1980s an experimental study of radio frequency (RF) current [4] utilized circular disk electrodes applied to pig skin to create skin burns. A preliminary model of one of the more severe burn experiments has been described [5]. The objective of this study was to inspect the threshold skin damage experiment [3] and apply a recent model for micro-vascular disruption [6].

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