presented by Wendy K. Anemaet
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Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C
Dr. Wendy K. Anemaet, a physical therapist since 1989 in home health, acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and skilled nursing, is an associate professor at the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Wendy received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and her PhD in Aging Studies from…Read full bio
1. The Phases of Wound Healing: Inflammation
This chapter delineates the three phases of wound healing and details the events that occur during the inflammatory phase. It describes the three overlapping steps—vasoconstriction, hypoxia, and perfusion—and details the processes involved in each. Clinical application of these steps of inflammation illustrates how therapists use this information to positively impact their patients.
2. The Phases of Wound Healing: Proliferation and Remodeling
This chapter details the events that occur during the proliferation and remodeling phases of wound healing. It describes granulation and epithelialization and what cells and processes are important for each, as well as how wound contraction and scar remodeling result in regaining skin integrity . Understanding these phases helps therapists determine how best to impact granulation, epithelialization, wound contraction, and scar remodeling to enhance wound healing.
3. Wound Healing in Chronic Wounds
This chapter describes factors that can delay wound healing in each phase—inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. Examples of chronic wound healing are provided and ways to prevent wounds from becoming chronic at each phase are discussed.