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Wound Care Markets Volume I: Skin Ulcers

Wound care has come into its own in the last five years and is now recognized as a specialty. The field has become so diverse and dynamic that studying “the wound care market” as a whole is no longer instructive. As technologies begin to be commercialized and products hit the market, segmentation by application is the key to understanding market potential.

This Kalorama specialty report will focus on the products that are currently on the market for wound care for skin ulcers and it will also detail the products in development. The objective of the report is to present the current state of wound care management and products for skin ulcers, and forecast future revenues and growth rates through 2007 with a base year of 2002.

Key market drivers are the level of competition within the market and technological innovations coming to the market. Future competitiveness of companies will depend largely on their ability to develop and market products with a higher therapeutic ratio.

This is the first volume of a series that will look at specific wound areas within the wound care treatment market. Subsequent volumes will examine, in turn, the wound care markets aimed at Burns (Volume II) and Surgical and Trauma Wounds (Volume III).


  • Executive Summary
    • Scope And Methodology
    • Size And Growth Of The Market
      • Table Skin Ulcers Revenues By Segment 1997-2007
      • Table Size And Growth Of The Market
    • Trends Affecting The Market
    • Competitive Outlook
  • Introduction And Overview
    • Functions Of Skin
    • Normal Integument
      • Epidermis
      • Dermis
      • Subcutaneous Tissue
    • Effects Of Aging On The Integumentary System
    • Types Of Wound Healing
    • Defense Against Injury
      • Mononuclear Phagocyte System
      • Inflammatory Response
    • Wound Healing Process
      • Primary Intention
      • Secondary Intention
      • Tertiary Intention
    • Delays Of Wound Healing
    • Complications Of Wound Healing
      • Hypertrophic Scars And Keloid Formation
      • Contracture
      • Dehiscence
      • Excess Granulation Tissue
      • Adhesions
  • Skin Ulcer Types
    • Pressure Or Decubitus Ulcers
      • Table Common Sites For Pressure Ulcer Development
      • Table Stages Of Pressure Ulcers
    • Diabetic Or Neuropathic Ulcers
      • Arterial Ulcers
    • Venous Ulcers
  • Treatments
    • Overview
    • Anti-Infectives
      • Products
        • Table Selected Topical Brand Name Anti-Infectives
      • Market Segment Conclusion
        • Table Skin Ulcers: Anti-Infectives Market Segment Summary 1997-2007
        • Table Market Segment Conclusion
    • Skin Ulcer Management
      • Compression Dressings
        • Table Selected Compression Dressings And Bandages
      • Cleansing
        • Table Toxicity Index For Selected Wound Cleansers
        • Table Selected Cleansing Agents, Manufacturers
      • Debridement
        • Table Selected Debridement Agents
      • Market Segment Conclusion
        • Table Skin Ulcer Management Market Segment Summary Revenues By Segment 1997-2007
        • Table Market Segment Conclusion
    • Moist Dressings
      • Alginates
        • Table Selected Manufacturers And Alginate Products
      • Hydrocolloids
        • Table Selected Hydrocolloid Products And Manufacturers
      • Hydrogels
        • Table Selected Hydrogel Products And Manufacturers
      • Films
        • Table Selected Films And Manufacturers
      • Foams
        • Table Selected Foam Manufacturers, Products And Cost
      • Market Segment Conclusion
        • Table Moist Dressing Market Segment Summary, Revenues By Segment 1997-2007
        • Table Market Segment Conclusion
    • Biological Dressings
      • Artificial Skin
      • Collagen
        • Table Selected Collagen Products And Manufacturers And Cost
      • Growth Factors
      • Market Segment Conclusion
        • Table Biological Dressings Market Segment Summary Revenues By Segment 1997-2007
        • Table Market Segment Conclusion
    • Pressure Relief Devices
      • Table Various Types Of Mattresses-Advantages And Disadvantages
      • Table Selected Pressure Relief Equipment Manufacturers And Products
      • Market Segment Conclusion
        • Table Pressure Relief Device Market Segment Summary Revenues, 1997-2007
        • Table Market Segment Conclusion
    • Miscellaneous Skin Ulcer Treatments
      • Market Segment Conclusion
        • Table Miscellaneous Skin Ulcer Treatment Market Segment Summary Manufacturers' Revenues, 1997-2007
        • Table Market Segment Conclusion
  • Market Summary And Competitive Analysis
    • Table Skin Ulcers Revenues By Segment 1997-2007
    • Table Market Summary And Competitive Analysis
    • Table Skin Ulcers Market Share By Segment 1997-2007
    • Competitive Analysis
      • Table Leading Competitors In Skin Ulcer Wound Care By Segments Of Participation 2002 - Part 1
      • Table Leading Competitors In Skin Ulcer Wound Care By Segments Of Participation 2002 - Part 2
      • Table Leading Competitors In Skin Ulcer Wound Care By Segments Of Participation 2002 - Part 3
      • Table World Skin Ulcers Market Revenues And Market Share By Supplier 2002
    • Market Analysis
  • Industry Developments And Market Issues
    • New Products
    • Reimbursement
    • Novel Treatments
    • Purchasing Environment
    • In Development
    • Addressing Unmet Need
    • Guidelines
    • Wound Care Clinics
    • Demographics, Incidence
      • Table Global And U.S. Population By Selected Characteristic, 1997, 2002, And 2007
      • Table Global And U.S. Yearly Incidence Of Skin Ulcers By Type
  • Company Profiles
    • Overview
      • Table 3M Health Care
      • Table Bertek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
      • Table Carrington Laboratories, Inc.
      • Table Convatec, Ltd.
      • Table Glaxosmithkline Plc
      • Table Healthpoint, Ltd.
      • Table Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
      • Table Johnson & Johnson
      • Table Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
      • Table Pfizer, Inc.
      • Table Smith & Nephew, Plc
  • Company Directory

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