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Correspondence and Brief Communications
January 2001

The Use of Laser Doppler Imaging in Measuring Wound-Healing Progress

Arch Surg. 2001;136(1):116. doi:

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We are aware of laser Doppler imaging as a technique for measuring healing of wounds. It may eventually prove to be accurate in determining various processes of healing, such as angiogenesis and epithelialization. Because this article was a review both of patients who obtained 100% wound closure and those whose wounds failed to totally close, digitized planimetry was the technique used in the clinical trials. Laser Doppler imaging may be an excellent technique for use in burn wounds to develop homogeneous subgroups at the time of stratification. For diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers, size and depth are useful for stratification.

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