Michael Clark

Electrical stimulation in wound care

Electrical stimulation therapy in wounds involves the use of an externally applied current to create an electrical flow through the tissues. In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in using this as a treatment where wound healing is delayed and a range of sophisticated products have been...

Electrical stimulation in wound care

This supplement includes the following articles:  Technology update on electrical stimulation and wound healing by Michael Clark Expert commentary from Eike Sebastian Debus Case report: Electrostimulation with the woundEL® device by Jean Paul Lembelembe Wound digest: A...

Rediscovering alginate dressings

It is approaching 30 years since the first commercially available alginate wound dressing was launched in 1983. This review revisits this group of wound dressings and traces their development, mode of action and use in clinical practice. The author concludes by posing questions about the future for...

Understanding support surfaces

Support surfaces have been classified in many ways over recent years, often upon the basis of how they modify the pressure exerted upon vulnerable body sites such as the sacrum and heels. This article describes the weaknesses of pressure-based classification schemes and highlights ongoing work in...