Evidence-Based Medicine: Wound Management

Christine M. Jones, Alexis T. Rothermel, Donald Mackay

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Abstract

Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the basic science of chronic wounds. 2. Discuss the general and local factors that should be considered in any patient with a chronic wound. 3. Discuss the rationale of converting a chronic wound into an acute wound. 4. Describe techniques used to prepare chronic wounds. 5. Discuss the appropriate use of different dressings presented in this article. 6. Discuss the pros and cons of the adjuncts to wound healing discussed in this article. Summary: This is the second Maintenance of Certification article on wound healing. In the first, Buchanan, Kung, and Cederna dealt with the mechanism and reconstructive techniques for closing wounds. In this article, the authors have concentrated on the chronic wound. The authors present a summary of the basic science of chronic wounds and the general and local clinical factors important in assessing any chronic wound. The evidence for interventions of these conditions is presented. The surgical and nonsurgical methods of wound preparation and the evidence supporting the use of the popular wound dressings are presented. The authors then present the evidence for some of the popular adjuncts for wound healing, including hyperbaric oxygen, electrotherapy, and ultrasound. A number of excellent articles on negative-pressure wound therapy have been written, and are not covered in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201e-216e
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume140
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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Evidence-Based Medicine
Wounds and Injuries
Wound Healing
Bandages
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Certification
Reading
Maintenance
Learning
Oxygen

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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Jones, Christine M. ; Rothermel, Alexis T. ; Mackay, Donald. / Evidence-Based Medicine : Wound Management. In: Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2017 ; Vol. 140, No. 1. pp. 201e-216e.
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In: Plastic and reconstructive surgery, Vol. 140, No. 1, 01.07.2017, p. 201e-216e.

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