Prevention and Management of Chronic Wounds

Karen L. Andrews, Kelly M. Derby, Therese M. Jacobson, Beth A. Sievers, Lester J. Kiemele

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Abstract

Chronic wounds are a challenge regardless of the underlying etiology. Identification of patients at high risk for developing wounds can direct prevention strategies to those most likely to benefit. Once an ulcer occurs, treating the underlying medical condition, consistent offloading, and creating an optimal wound healing environment are all key to wound healing and avoiding recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBraddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
PublisherElsevier
Pages469-484.e4
ISBN (Electronic)9780323625395
ISBN (Print)9780323625401
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • bandages
  • chronic nonhealing wound
  • ischemic ulcers
  • neuropathic ulcers
  • pressure injury
  • venous ulcers
  • wound healing
  • wounds and injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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