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Wounds measured from digital photographs using photodigital planimetry software: validation and rater reliability.

@article{Wendelken2011,
  title={Wounds measured from digital photographs using photodigital planimetry software: validation and rater reliability.},
  author={Martin E. Wendelken and William T Berg and Philip Lichtenstein and Lee Markowitz and Christopher P Comfort and Oscar M Alvarez},
  journal={Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={
          267-75
        }
}
UNLABELLED  Traditional wound tracing technique consists of tracing the perimeter of the wound on clear acetate with a fine-tip marker, then placing the tracing on graph paper and counting the grids to calculate the surface area. Standard wound measurement technique for calcu- lating wound surface area (wound tracing) was compared to a new wound measurement method using digital photo-planimetry software ([DPPS], PictZar® Digital Planimetry). METHODS Two hundred wounds of varying… 

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