December 2008 brought the news that an almost total face transplant had been completed in Ohio, America further highlighting the huge improvements that have been made in the medical sector. More commonly burns and ulcers are the most frequent causes of wounds that need skin replacement treatment. Skin repair biomaterials have grown in prominence as a solution to the growing demands being placed on skin replacement and represent a significant development in the field of medical science.
Biomaterials for treating skin loss from Woodhead Publishing comprehensively reviews the variety of biomaterials used for treating skin loss and examines the technological advances driving market changes. The basis of skin replacement is discussed from changing medical practice and regulation to the biomechanics of skin and skin replacement products.
A further examination of epidermal and dermal technologies extends the reach of this title with the inclusion of specific chapters on alternative delivery of keratincytes, collagen-based and human origin-based dermal replacement. Additional chapters also examine the success of combined dermis and epidermal technologies such as cultured skin substitutes.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Biomaterials for treating skin loss is a standard reference for those researching skin replacement technologies, particularly those interested in treating burns and ulcers.