The Art and Science of Burn Wound Management

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The management of burn injuries, like many other medical disciplines, is still a developing science. However in the last three decades there has been a decrease in the incidence of major burns, and an improved quality of life of burn victims. In the past decade, most progress in burns care has been made to give us better understanding of the pathophysiology of the burn wound, and the development of innovative methods of wound management. This book focuses on this aspect of burns care, highlighting the recent advances in pathophysiology as well as early wound closure, biological dressings and the development of skin substitutes. Constructed in three parts, with clear high quality photographs in each chapter, the Art and Science of Burn Wound Management will serve plastic surgeons, dermatologists, trauma care departments and specialist libraries worldwide.

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Contents

Anatomy of the Burn Wound
3
Physiology of the Burn Wound
18
Pathology of the Bum Wound
30
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About the author (2005)

Former Chairman, Division of Burn Surgery and Director of Sumner L. Koch Burn Center, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

Chief of Burns and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, KK CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai. Emeritus Prof of Plastic Surgery, Tamil Nadu, Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India

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