Wound Healing: Evidence-Based Management, 4th Edition

Wound Healing: Evidence-Based Management, 4th Edition



This most complete resource is back in a full-color, thoroughly revised, updated, and significantly expanded 4th Edition that incorporates all of the many scientific and technological advances that are changing the scope of practice in this multidisciplinary field. Learned authors Joseph McCulloch and Luther Kloth have gathered world renown experts in wound management to present a comprehensive text that is evidence based, clinically focused and practical. Responding to the ever-changing field of wound management, the 4th Edition is far from a simple update; it is virtually a brand-new text. The committed and respected teams of authors and contributors have broadened the scope of this text and expanded it from 14 to 35 chapters.



Publication Date



F. A. Davis




Physical Therapy


Table of Contents

I. The Wound Healing Environment

  1. Integumentary Anatomy: Skin: The Largest Organ
  2. The Wound Healing Process
  3. Growth Factors and the Extracellular Matrix in Wound Repair
  4. Nutritional Support in Wound Healing
  5. Complications in Repair

II. Assessing the Patient

  1. The General Evaluation
  2. Assessing the Circulatory and Neurological Systems
  3. Assessing and Controlling Bioburden
  4. The Role of Imaging in Wound Care
  5. Identification and Management of Atypical Wounds

III. General Management Principles in Patients with Wounds

  1. Wound Bed Preparation/Debridement
  2. Dressings and Skin Substitutes
  3. Topical Agents

IV. Etiological Considerations in Wound Management

  1. Diabetic Foot Ulcerations
  2. Diabetes and Wound Care
  3. Venous Insufficiency and Ulceration
  4. Conservative Management of Arterial Ulceration
  5. Lymphedema Complicating Healing
  6. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers
  7. Acute Burn Management
  8. Rehabilitation of the Burned Individual
  9. Managing Wound-Related Pain
  10. Surgical Considerations in Wound Care
  11. Surgical Management of the Neuropathic Foot
  12. Neonatal and Pediatric Issues in Wound Care

V. Biophysical Technologies for Wound Healing

  1. Endogenous and Exogenous Electric Field Stimulation
  2. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field and Radio Frequency Stimulation for Bone and Wound Repair
  3. Ultrasound For Wound Bed Preparation and Healing
  4. Light Therapies
  5. Compression Therapy
  6. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  7. Oxygen Therapy: Management of the Hypoxic Wound

Practice Management

  1. Documentation for Reimbursement
  2. Developing a Clinical Wound Care Program
  3. Legal Concepts and Their Impact on Healthcare Providers


Glossary Review Questions

Wound Healing: Evidence-Based Management, 4th Edition