The Basic Needs to Achieve Wound Healing

by Raj Mani, Luc Téot

Nonhealing of a wound could be the result of malnutrition, anaemia and neoplasia. Infection is a cause of wounds and also responsible delaying healing. Leg ulcer is prevalent in 1% of the population of developed countries. Leg ulcers involve chronic progressive loss of skin of the foot that does not heal spontaneously. Mixed ulcer combines signs of arterial and venous insufficiency. Burn wounds can be classified as first degree, partial thickness and deep burn. All wound respond to injury with an inflammatory phase. Growth factors play an important role in wound healing. Pressure ulcers can be prevented by repositioning of the patients and by the use of certain special beds. Chronic infectious lower extremity wounds can be classified as primary wounds, chronic infections with secondary ulceration and chronic leg ulcers with secondary infections. Diabetic foot ulcer can be managed by different types of debridement techniques. Different types of dressing can be done for wound depending upon the clinical characteristics and its depth. Ulcers can be treated by using traditional Chinese therapy and also managed by the usage of honey.


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Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Mani Raj
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
2. Téot Luc Montpellier University Hospital, Service des Brules, Hospital Lapeyronie, 371 Avenue du Doyen, Giraud, 34255, Montpellier, France
ISBN 9789350250129
Speciality Dermatology, Surgery
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11390
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2011
Pages 240
Book Type Professional


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