Advanced Textiles for Wound Care

Advanced Textiles for Wound Care

1st Edition - April 30, 2009

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  • Editor: S Rajendran
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845696306

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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.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to wound care from 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

Table of Contents

  • 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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2009
  • Published: April 30, 2009
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845696306

About the Editor

S Rajendran

Subbiyan Rajendran (Raj), PhD AIC FICS CText FTI is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bolton, Bolton, UK. He recently held the position of Professor of Biomedical Materials and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Champion. He is internationally recognised for his eminent research in biomedical materials and has authored 173 publications and that include 5 books, 6 monographs, 21 book chapters and 8 patents. In addition to academic activities, Raj is actively involved in Textile Institute’s affairs for many years. He is a Fellow of the Textile Institute (TI) and is currently representing its Council and Professional Qualifications Award Committee (PQAC), and was Chair for PQAC for 4 years. He is the recipient of a prestigious Research Fellowship award from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor at the University of Bolton, Bolton, UK

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