Definitions and Guidelines for Assessment of Wounds and Evaluation of Healing

Gerald Sylvan Lazarus, Diane M. Cooper, David R. Knighton, David J. Margolis, Roger E. Pecoraro, George Rodeheaver, Martin C. Robson

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Background: Chronic wounds represent a worldwide problem. For laboratory and clinical research to adequately address this problem, a common language needs to exist. Observation: This language should include a system of wound classification, a lexicon of wound descriptors, and a description of the processes that are likely to affect wound healing and wound healing end points. Conclusions: The report that follows defines wound, acute wound, chronic wound, healing and forms of healing, wound assessment, wound extent, wound burden, and wound severity. The utility of these definitions is demonstrated as they relate to the healing of a skin wound, but these definitions are broadly applicable to all wounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume130
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Lazarus, G. S., Cooper, D. M., Knighton, D. R., Margolis, D. J., Pecoraro, R. E., Rodeheaver, G., & Robson, M. C. (1994). Definitions and Guidelines for Assessment of Wounds and Evaluation of Healing. Archives of Dermatology, 130(4), 489-493. https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1994.01690040093015

Definitions and Guidelines for Assessment of Wounds and Evaluation of Healing. / Lazarus, Gerald Sylvan; Cooper, Diane M.; Knighton, David R.; Margolis, David J.; Pecoraro, Roger E.; Rodeheaver, George; Robson, Martin C.

In: Archives of Dermatology, Vol. 130, No. 4, 1994, p. 489-493.

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Lazarus, GS, Cooper, DM, Knighton, DR, Margolis, DJ, Pecoraro, RE, Rodeheaver, G & Robson, MC 1994, 'Definitions and Guidelines for Assessment of Wounds and Evaluation of Healing', Archives of Dermatology, vol. 130, no. 4, pp. 489-493. https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1994.01690040093015
Lazarus, Gerald Sylvan ; Cooper, Diane M. ; Knighton, David R. ; Margolis, David J. ; Pecoraro, Roger E. ; Rodeheaver, George ; Robson, Martin C. / Definitions and Guidelines for Assessment of Wounds and Evaluation of Healing. In: Archives of Dermatology. 1994 ; Vol. 130, No. 4. pp. 489-493.
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