IJLEW was conceived in the era of "Evidence based Medicine" and the Cochrane Wounds Group. It was meant to be the main vehicle for tapping into the knowledge base of wound healing. This journal will keep the entire community up-to-date on all of the new research within the field of wound healing. It is my hope that this will generate feedback on new innovations and even on practice.
There is now evidence that recurrence of chronic wounds is commonplace among patients. Do they typically comply with the maintenance therapy 'advice'?