Interventional Treatment of Wounds: A Modern Approach for Better Outcomes 1st ed. 2018 Edition
Our aging population, combined with an increase incidence of both diabetes and obesity, has fueled the need for better care of acute and chronic wounds associated with these diseases. Interventional Treatment of Wounds focuses on what modern surgery can do to accelerate the healing of such wounds. Utilizing case studies alongside background and in-depth analysis for each technique with color images and videos, this book is intended to guide the reader in surgical and non-surgical procedures to assist with wound closure.
Edited by the medical director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Wound Care Center, Interventional Treatment of Wounds takes the plastic surgeon’s point of view on wound care and various surgical and non-surgical interventional treatments. Where the typical wound care book addresses bandaging and dressing of various surface wounds, Interventional Treatment of Wounds delves into the surgical and interventional procedures that can effectively treat both acute and chronic wounds. Written for wound care professional including physicians, podiatrists, nurses, residents and students this book features three distinct sections covering surgical methods and techniques, amputation, and interventional techniques, paying special attention to skin grafts, flaps, and substitutions, as well as arterial and venous interventions.
Dennis Orgill, MD, PhD, is the Vice Chair for Quality Improvement in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Wound Care Center. Dr. Orgill holds a doctoral degree in medical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a medical degree from Harvard University and completed additional training in reconstructive plastic surgery. He is also board certified in plastic surgery with membership in American Society og Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), American College of Surgeons (ACOS), American Society for Reconstrucitve Microsurgery (ASRM), Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery (AACPS), Massachusetts Medical Society, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation (PSEF), Plastic Sugery Rsearch Council (PSRC), and Wound Healing Society.
Head of a research team: The Orgill laboratory focuses on tissue engineering and wound healing, aiming to develop better technologies to treat wounds. The laboratory performs research on artificial skin, micromechanical forces, platelets, and stem cells. Dr. Orgill has consulted for several medical device and start-up companies, and holds several patents.
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