International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Publisher: SAGE Publications
The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds concentrates on in-depth
multidisciplinary reviews of evidence-based diagnostic techniques and
methods, disease and patient management, and surgical and medical
therapeutics for lower extremity wounds such as burns, stomas, ulcers,
fistulas, and traumatic wounds.
The journal emphasizes the science and practice of lower extremity wound
care from major theoretical advances to tested clinical practice. Such care
includes soft tissue reconstruction, musculoskeletal surgery, neurologic
depreciation, prosthetics, and the legal and economic implications of wound
management. The journal also offers evaluations of assessment and monitoring
tools, dressings, gels, cleansers, pressure management, footwear/orthotics,
casting, and bioengineered skin.
The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds presents focused
original articles, literature reviews, case reports, and commentaries about
specialized topics by leading wound physicians, vascular and orthopedic
surgeons, diabetologists, podiatrists, nurses, and other health-care
specialists, such as:
* Preventing and healing wounds
* Early signs of tissue breakdown
* Infection control
* Debridement of wounds
* Objective assessment
* Significance of the size, color, and depth of wounds
* Skin care management
* Difficult-to-heal wounds due to a number of conditions which
* Alternative and complementary care integrated with conventional care
* Advanced wound care technologies such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy
and wound vacs.
Dr. Raj Mani, Editor-in-Chief
The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Vascular Group, Mailpoint 29
Southampton University Hospitals Trust (NHS)
Southampton, SO16 6YD
Content available by subscription.
Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.
Current Issue: September 1 2004, Volume 3, No. 3
Date: 20 Oct. 2004