What can wound fluids tell us about the venous ulcer microenvironment?

  title={What can wound fluids tell us about the venous ulcer microenvironment?},
  author={Susan L Drinkwater and Alberto Smith and Kevin Guiver Burnand},
  journal={The international journal of lower extremity wounds},
  volume={1 3},
Research into the healing of venous leg ulcers is increasing as they are a common problem. The wound fluid bathing an ulcer is thought to reflect the wound microenvironment, and the properties of wound fluids have been studied in attempts to find ways to promote healing. After a brief summary of normal wound healing, this article reviews some of the research that has been carried out on venous ulcer wound fluid, with respect to its biochemistry, proteolytic nature, growth factor profile, and… CONTINUE READING