PART 1: DEFINING THE PROBLEM
Chapter 1: Clinically relevant elements of wound healing
Chapter 2: Pain, range of motion restriction, and psychologic issues
Chapter 3: Patient selection and counseling
Chapter 4: Treatment algorithm: What, when?
PART 2: DELIVERING TREATMENT
Chapter 5: Traditional techniques: intralesional steroids, dermabrasion, surgical revision, ablative laser
Chapter 6: Fractional resurfacing
Chapter 7: Laser-assisted drug delivery
Chapter 8: Vascular lasers and lights
Chapter 9: Injectable antimetabolites
Chapter10: Stem cell transfer
Chapter11: Minimally invasive surgical techniques
PART 3: CARING FOR WOUNDS AND COMPLICATIONS
Chapter 12: Best practices for wound care
Chapter 13: Management of treatment-associated infections, ulceration, and pain
An up-to-date, clinical guide to managing scars, improving function and quality of life for patients
Authored by pioneers in dermatology and laser medicine, this unique text is the first comprehensive overview of the treatment of burn and traumatic scars. The content is logically divided into three sections: Defining the Problem, which covers important fundamentals such as the clinically relevant elements of wound care, pain, range of motion, and patient selection, and includes a treatment valuable algorithm. The next section focuses on Treatment, and features discussion of traditional techniques as well as laser assisted drug delivery, fractional resurfacing, vascular lasers and lights, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and more. The final section is devoted to Caring for Wounds and Complications, and includes best practices for wound care, and management of pain, infection, and ulceration. You will find cutting-edge coverage of the latest treatment options, including lasers, medications, and biological implants, along with extensive discussion of wound care.
Murad Alam, MD, Professor, Departments of Dermatology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Surgery at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
Jill Waibel, MD is the medical director and owner of the Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute in South Miami.
Nathan Uebehoer, MD, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Aroostook Medical Center, La Jolla, California
Kenneth A. Arndt, MD, Adjunct Professor of Surgery (Dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School; Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School.
Jeffrey S. Dover, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School.
Matthias Bernard Donelan, MD, Chief of Staff, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Plastic Surgeon at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
John Kim, MD, Professor in Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Rodney Chan, MD is a plastic surgeon in Alamo Heights, Texas.