Advanced Textiles for Wound Care (Hardcover)

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By S. Rajendran (Editor)
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An important and growing area of the textile industry is the medical sector. The extent of this 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, explaining the importance and suitability of using textiles on different wound types.

Part one of the book provides an overview of the use of textiles in particular aspects of wound care, providing details of wound management and the importance of laboratory testing in relation to wound care. Further chapters cover minor wounds, moist wound management and bioactive dressings to promote healing. Given their increasing importance, part two describes how advanced textiles, such as smart temperature controlled textiles and composites, can be used for wound care products. The final chapter gives an interesting insight into the use of fibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering.

Advanced textiles for wound care is essential reading for any manufacturers, designers, scientists and producers of wound care materials. It is a valuable resource for professionals within the medical sector, as well as those in academia.

About the Author


Dr. Subbiyan 'Raj' Rajendran is Distinguished Research Scientist at the Centre for Materials Research and Innovation at the University of Bolton, UK. He has earned worldwide recognition in healthcare and medical textiles research.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781845692711
ISBN-10: 1845692713
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Publication Date: April 30th, 2009
Pages: 360
Language: English
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles