Dermal Replacements in General, Burn, and Plastic Surgery
Tissue Engineering in Clinical Practice
Kamolz, Lars-Peter, Lumenta, David Benjamin (Eds.)
2013, VI, 227 p. 64 illus., 49 illus. in color.
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Gives an overview of today’s wound care developments as regards skin substitutes
Helps surgeons and other physicians treating burn patients select the ideal procedure for every clinical situation
The skin is the largest human organ system. Loss of skin integrity due to injury or illness results in a substantial physiologic imbalance and ultimately in severe disability or death. The most common cause of significant skin loss is thermal injury, followed by trauma and chronic ulcerations.
Over the past decades extraordinary advances have been made in the understanding of cellular and molecular processes of wound healing and the pathobiology of chronic wounds. This knowledge has led to wound care innovations that facilitate more rapid closure of wounds with better functional and aesthetic outcome. A sensible and resource-saving utilization of these innovative technologies requires a broad knowledge of these processes and innovations.
This book intends to give an overview about today's wound care developments in tissue engineering and skin replacement. It presents a variety of indications and diversities of clinical applications to help the surgeon select a specific procedure for each clinical situation.
Skin: architecture and function.- Skin tissue Engineering.- Dermal substitute-assisted healing: enhancing stem cell therapy with novel biomaterial design.- Temporary angiogenic transformation of the skin graft vasculature after reperfusion.- Severe burn injuries and the role of elastin in the design of dermal substitutes.- Enhanced neovascularization of dermis substitutes via low-pressure plasma-mediated surface activation.- Collagen matrices with enhanced angiogenic and regenerative capabilities.- Tissue engineering of the skin: 3D imaging techniques.- The use of dermal substitutes in plastic surgery: An overview.- The use of dermal substitutes in general surgery: An overview.- The use of dermal substitutes in dermatosurgery.- The use of dermal substitutes in breast reconstruction: An overview.- MatriDerm(®) and skin grafting in post-traumatic wounds.- The use of dermal substitutes in Aesthetic surgery.- Oral mucosa model based on a collagen-elastin matrix.- The use of dermal substitutes in burn surgery: acute phase.- The use of dermal substitutes in burn surgery: reconstructive phase.