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Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Bioengineering Research of Chronic Wounds

A Multidisciplinary Study Approach

Editors: Gefen, Amit (Ed.)

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  • Explains the mechanics of chronic wounds
  • Allows a complete picture of the mechanical pressure on soft tissues
  • Helps to handle and prevent chronic wounds
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Pressure-related chronic wounds are an important health concern that affects millions of patients and accumulates billions in annual costs. These wounds may occur when soft tissues are mechanically compressed between bony prominences and a supporting surface. This book gives a complete and quantitative explanation of the mechanobiology which causes chronic wounds. The reviews give an overall picture on all length scales of the phenomenon, starting from musculoskeletal biomechanics to the modeling of soft tissues and their interaction with bones. At the microscopic levels, it thoroughly reviews experiments and modeling of cellular forces and molecular processes that occur during injury and healing, including the integrity of living cells subjected to sustained mechanical forces and deformations. The results allow a complete picture of the tolerance of human tissues to sustained loads, and an understanding of the risk for onset of chronic wounds. Hence, this book is also valuable for all professionals involved in the prevention and treatment of chronic wounds.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Fundamentals of Pressure, Shear and Friction and Their Effects on the Human Body at Supported Postures

    Pages 1-30

    Goossens, R. H. M.

  • Mechanobiology of Cutaneous Wound Healing and Scarring

    Pages 31-42

    Ogawa, Rei (et al.)

  • Cell Migration along the Basement Membrane during Wound Repair. The Corneal Endothelium as a Model System

    Pages 43-84

    Gordon, Sheldon R.

  • The Importance of the Microenvironment of Support Surfaces in the Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers

    Pages 85-100

    Reger, Steven I. (et al.)

  • Partial Differential Equations for Modelling Wound Geometry

    Pages 101-125

    Ugail, Hassan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioengineering Research of Chronic Wounds
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Study Approach
Editors
  • Amit Gefen
Series Title
Studies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-00534-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-00534-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-00533-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26080-3
Series ISSN
1868-2006
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 449
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