New physical, pharmacological, biological, and surgical treatments offer the possibility of tailor made therapy
Chronic wounds represent a major health burden and drain on resources. Recent advances in our understanding of chronic wound biology have led to the development of several new treatments that offer renewed hope to patients with ulcers and other chronic wounds. Defining the role of these new treatment, in the context of the increasing number of patients with chronic wounds, represents the next challenge. This review describes our view of the current and future developments in chronic wound management.
- Greater interest in wound healing is needed to ensure higher standards of basic care
- Precise identification of the systemic, local, and molecular factors underlying the wound healing problem in individual patients should allow better tailored treatment.
- Allogeneic skin grafting and bioengineered skin equivalents are being used successfully in patients with venous leg ulcers and diabetic patients with foot ulcers