Title

Tissue Destruction Classification Systems

ISBN or ISSN

1527-7941

Volume

26

Issue

11

Publication Date / Copyright Date

11-2013

First Page

499

Last Page

503

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

DOI Number

10.1097/01.ASW.0000434296.70617.6a

Abstract

Assessing the level of tissue destruction in wounds can be a confusing challenge. This important task is frequently accompanied by questions and the need for clarification to accurately classify the level of damage seen in wounds. The purpose of this article was to present several known classification systems to help clarify this issue for the clinician.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Keywords

Diabetic Foot, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Pressure Ulcer, Sensitivity and Specificity, Severity of Illness Index, Skin Diseases, Varicose Ulcer

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