Review of Textiles in Wound Care

Medical textiles is an area enjoying substantial growth due to constant improvements and innovation in both textile technology and medical procedures. Dressings are no longer required to simply keep a wound clean and dry, they now accelerating healing and delivering drugs.

Advanced textiles for wound care from Woodhead Publishing comprehensively reviews the use of textiles in wound care applications including an insight into likely future trends. Particular aspects of wound care are examined from minor wound care to venous leg ulcers detailing the application of interactive and bioactive dressings. Specific chapters examine antimicrobial textile dressings to manage wound infections and novel textiles in managing burns and other chronic wounds.

An investigation into types of advanced textile for wound care discusses the use of ‘smart’ textiles for wound care, applications of which include textile-based scaffolds for tissue engineering and composite dressings facilitating embroidery technology. This progressive book is further strengthened with the inclusion of a specific examination of drug delivery dressings including the different types of dressing and range of applications.

Advanced textiles for wound care is essential reading for manufacturers, designers, scientists and producers of wound care materials. It is also be beneficial for professionals within the medical sector, as well as those in academia.


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