Advanced Textiles for Wound Care - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081021927

Advanced Textiles for Wound Care

2nd Edition

Editors: Subbiyan Rajendran
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021927
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 500
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Table of Contents

Part 1. The use of textiles in particular aspects of wound care
1. Wound management and dressings
2. Testing dressings and wound management materials
3. Textile materials and structures for wound care products
4. Interactive dressings and their role in moist wound management
5. Bioactive dressings to promote wound healing
6. Advanced textiles for wound compression
7. Antimicrobial textile dressings in managing wound infection
8. Novel textiles in managing burns and other chronic wounds

Part 2. Types of advanced textiles for wound care
9. Drug delivery dressings
10. The use of 'smart' textiles for wound care
11. Composite dressings for wound care
12. Textile-based scaffolds for tissue engineering
13. Dressings for infection control management
14. Specialty dressings for managing difficult-to-heal wounds
15. Regulatory bodies and their roles associated with wound dressings
16. The role of biopolymers and biodegradable polymeric dressings in managing chronic wounds
17. Profile of current wound dressings and their characteristics: a ready-reckoner
18. Advances in fabric structures for wound care


Advanced Textiles for Wound Care, Second Edition 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. It is an interdisciplinary book which directly links textile technology with advances in wound care, and helps all engaged in wound management areas to understand novel developments and techniques, and meet the challenges ahead in the advanced wound care market.

In addition to containing thorough reviews of its existing chapters, this new edition will contain six new chapters to cover a range of new areas within the field of wound management. It discusses new developments and techniques related to antimicrobial dressings, the use of biopolymers in infection control management, advanced dressings for managing cavity and cancerous wounds, and the application of nanofibres and novel textile structures in scaffolds, among other new areas. The book has also been updated to reflect recent changes in regulatory affairs.

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, enabling materials scientists and engineers in both academia and at medical device companies to stay abreast of new technology, and pointing them in the right direction for future research and development.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to wound care, from the different types of wound and wound healing mechanisms to the importance of testing in relation to wound care
  • Analyses the application of textiles to wound healing covering minor wounds, burns, ulcers and other deep skin wounds
  • Reviews the current use of smart textiles for wound care including drug delivery dressings and textile-based scaffolds for tissue engineering as well as future trends


Manufacturers, designers, scientists and producers of wound care materials; Professionals within the medical sector; Academics in this field


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About the Editors

Subbiyan Rajendran Editor

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist and Researcher, University of Bolton, UK