Feeding wounds: Nutritional supplements for supporting wound healing

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Published Date: 01/07/2011
Category: Drug Delivery & Devices


Chronic, non-healing wounds are a major problem in the West. Ageing, obesity and increasingly common underlying conditions, such as diabetes, are significant contributory factors and will remain pivotal drivers in the future growth of the wound care market. Malnutrition, particularly amongst elderly patients, is known to inhibit healing.

Further Details

Feeding wounds: Nutritional supplements for supporting wound healing

Dr Adele Horobin

Table of contents


Chronic wounds

Size of the market

Market drivers & trends

Mechanisms of wound healing

Approaches to wound healing in a care setting

Wound care products available

Factors delaying wound healing

Nutrition and wound healing

Cost effectiveness of nutrition support

Customers and end users

Nutrition support industry

Future opportunities & developments

Companies mentioned

Useful websites

Bibliography & Endnotes

Table of figures

Figure 1: Geographic distribution of the incidence of chronic wounds, 2005

Figure 2: Forecast annual growth in the worldwide wound care market, 2009

Figure 3: Phases of wound healing

Figure 4: Contributory factors to impaired healing and associated interventions

Figure 5: Nutrients important to wound healing, and suggested intakes (where official recommendations exist)

Figure 6: Distribution methods for nutrition support solutions

Table of tables

Table 1: Types of chronic wounds

Table 2: Clinical approaches to wound healing

Table 3: Segmentation of the worldwide wound care market

Table 4: Causes of malnutrition

Table 5: Methods of nutrition support

Table 6: A summary of leading manufacturers of nutritional support products