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 compromise circulation
- Alternative and complementary care integrated with conventional care
- Advanced wound care technologies such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy and wound vacs