This book presents state of the art knowledge on new techniques and materials that can improve functional and aesthetic results in wound healing while reducing invasiveness, based on the author's extensive personal experience. The aim is to equip the practitioner with all the information required in order to select a strategy that will accelerate wound healing and minimize both the risk of complications and scar formation after the wound has fully healed. The opening chapters set the stage by providing an overview of wound healing, including brief descriptions of the anatomy of the skin, the wound healing process, and advanced wound dressings. A full description follows of the various methodologies employed in repairing acute wounds with the goal of achieving optimal functional and cosmetic outcomes while utilizing the safest and least invasive method. Treatment protocols that have proven successful in closing nonhealing and/or delayed healing chronic wounds are then presented. The closing chapter addresses aesthetic procedures using advanced technology in wound healing. The text is supported by more than 500 full color photos.
- Presents state of the art knowledge on new techniques and materials
- Describes strategies that accelerate wound healing and minimize complications and scar formation
- Includes more than 500 full color photos
Chapter 1: Basics of Wound Healing.- 1) Clinical Anatomy of the Skin.- 2) Wound Overview.- 3) Wound Healing Process.- 4) Conventional Wound Healing Methods.- Chapter 2: Interactive Wound Dressings.- 1) Overview.- 2) Classification.- 3) Antimicrobial Dressing.- 4) Dressing Selection.- Chapter 3: Autogenous/Artificial Dermis Graft.- 1) Autogenous Dermis Graft.- 2) Artificial Dermis Graft.- Chapter 4: Tissue-engineered Dermis Graft.- 1) Fibroblasts-Hyaluronic Acid Complex.- 2) Adipose-Derived Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells-Collagen Complex.- Chapter 5: Atypical Island Flaps.- 1) Arterial Island Flap.- 2) Venous Island Flap.- Chapter 6: Management of Chronic Wounds - With Focus on Diabetic Ulcers.- 1) Why is Diabetic Ulcer Focused on?.- 2) Management of Ischemia.- 3) Management of Infection.- 4) Debridements.- 5) Pressure Off-Loading.- 6) Restoration of Cell Function.- Chapter 7: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT).- 1) Benefits.- 2) Applying Method.- 3) Precaution.- 4) NPWT for Diabetic Foot Ulcers.- Chapter 8: Growth Factors.- 1) Overview.- 2) Platelet-derived Growth Factor.- 3) Epidermal Growth Factor.- 4) Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor.- Chapter 9: Cell Therapy.- 1) Overview.- 2) Fresh Fibroblast Allograft.- 3) Fresh Fibroblast Autograft.- 4) Keratinocyte Allograft.- 5) Autograft of Adipose-Derived Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells.- 6) Allograft of Blood Bank Platelet Concentrate.- 7) Potential of Using Stem Cells.- Chapter 10: Injectable Tissue-engineered Soft Tissue.- 1) Biologic Implants for Soft Tissue Augmentation.- 2) Injectable Soft Tissue Using Fibroblasts.- 3) Injectable Soft Tissue Using Adipose-Derived Cells.