EPA Made Easy

Elevated protease activity (EPA) may disrupt wound healing. This Made Easy describes the types of wounds that may have EPA and how wounds with EPA may be identified. The methods that may be used to reduce protease activity to a level where healing can progress are also discussed.


  • J Dissemond

    Senior Physician, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Essen, Germany

  • Caroline Dowsett

    Nurse Consultant, Tissue Viability, East London Foundation Trust, London, UK

  • Gregory Schultz

    UF Research Foundation Professor, Institute for Wound Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

  • T Serena

    Medical Director, Pennsylvania North Centers for Advanced Wound Care, Pennsylvania, USA