Conflict of interest: The authors have no conflict of interest.
Updating on understanding and managing chronic wound
Article first published online: 6 JUN 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Special Issue: Update on Understanding and Managing Chronic Wounds
Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 236–256, May/June 2013
How to Cite
Park, N. J., Allen, L. and Driver, V. R. (2013), Updating on understanding and managing chronic wound. Dermatologic Therapy, 26: 236–256. doi: 10.1111/dth.12052
- Issue published online: 6 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 6 JUN 2013
- advanced wound care;
- art of wound healing;
- optimize wound healing;
The art of healing wounds is quite complex. It requires the patient's local condition in conjunction with their systemic condition to provide the most ideal wound environment. As wound care is expanding with advances in technology, we are facing a variety of different wound care products based on an assortment of bioengineered skin substances, growth factors, oxygen therapies, low frequency ultrasound and even low energy light. While these emerging evidence-based treatments prove to be promising in improving clinical outcomes and quality of life, it challenges providers to provide cost-effective treatment plans. The goal of this paper is to introduce a discussion regarding practical clinical application of various forms of advanced wound technologies in order to optimize the art of wound healing.