Innovative solutions for wound therapy

Christina Irene Günter, Hans Günther Machens

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Abstract

Chronic wounds represent an enormous burden and challenge for patients, society, and the health care systems. As the treatment is diffi cult and long-term, it requires expensive medical attention. In addition, patients are at constant danger of developing infections, or, of becoming immobile due to their illness. Severe complications such as tissue necrosis and gangrene result in many cases in amputations of the effected extremities. The actual risk of amputation described is not very homogeneous in the literature; therapies fulfi lling the requirements of evidence based medicine are rare(Chantelau 2002).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomaterials for Stem Cell Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationState of Art and Vision for the Future
PublisherCRC Press
Pages475-494
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781466576407
ISBN (Print)9781466576391
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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