[Advances in wound care]

Praxis (Bern 1994). 2008 Mar 5;97(5):257-60. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157.97.5.257.
[Article in French]


Wound care made great progress during last years related to several factors. The first is an awakening of the importance of wounds. The progress made in the comprehension of the physiopathology of wounds led to innovations in all stages of this complex process which is the wound healing. Autologus platelet concentrate producing growth factors are in use to stimulate the first phase of the healing. The second phase which is the phase of proliferation and secretion is currently better managed with new categories of bandages which are true local treatments. The nutrition became one of the pillars of wound treatments especially among old patients. The reconstructive surgery took great steps since the physiology and the vascular anatomy of the skin and soft tissues are better known. Finally the bio-engineering has entered the treatment of the wound there is more than 20 years ago and methods have improved and become more reliable.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Bandages
  • Blood Platelets / physiology
  • Blood Transfusion, Autologous
  • Cell Division / drug effects
  • Cell Division / physiology
  • Cell Movement / drug effects
  • Cell Movement / physiology
  • Humans
  • Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Platelet Transfusion
  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor / metabolism
  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor / therapeutic use
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Wound Healing / physiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / physiopathology
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*


  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor