- Language: English
- 139 Pages
- Published: December 2011
- Region: Europe
Advanced textiles for wound care
- Published: April 2009
- Region: Global
- 360 Pages
- Woodhead Publishing Ltd
An important and growing area of the textile industry is the medical sector. The extent of the growth is due to constant improvements in both textile technology and medical procedures. This collection provides a detailed review of how textiles are incorporated into wound care applications. The introductory chapters provide an overview of the industry and the functional requirements of wound care materials. The second group of chapters details the various types of textiles available for different wounds. Given their increasing importance, the concluding series of topics describes how advanced textiles, such as smart textiles can be used for wound care products.
Part 1 The use of textiles in particular aspects of wound care: Wound management and dressings
- Testing dressings and wound management materials
- Textile materials and structures for wound care products
- Interactive dressings and their role in moist wound management
- Bioactive dressings to promote wound healing
- Advanced textiles for wound compression
- Antimicrobial textiles dressings in managing wound infection
- Novel textiles in managing burns and other chronic wounds.
Part 2 Types of advanced textile for wound care: Drug delivery dressings
- The use of ‘smart’ textiles for wound care
- Composite dressings for wound care
- Textile-based scaffolds for tissue engineering.
Dr Subbiyan Rajendran is a Senior Scientist and researcher at the University of Bolton, UK. He has an impressive international research and publication track record within the medical and technical textile area.