MasterMinding Wounds




Michael B. Strauss, MD; co-authored by Igor V. Aksenov, MD, PhD and Stuart S. Miller, MD
August 2010


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How do you make wound management decisions for your patients? In the most challenging situations where patient survival and limb salvage are considerations, it becomes apparent that wound management decisions be based on more than a wound's initial presentation.

MasterMinding Woundsoptimizes the evaluation, management, and prevention of wounds.  This exciting text is organized into five parts, each integral to wound care, yet comprehensive enough to stand alone:

I. Setting the stage (for wound care)
II. Evaluation of wounds
III. The strategic management of problem wounds
IV. Evaluation and management of the "end-stage" wound
V. Prevention of new and recurrent wounds

The special features of this text include the use of a Master Algorithm to integrate and logically transition information, as well as a user friendly "Power of 10" scoring tool to objectively quantify wound seriousness, guide treatment, measure progress, predict potential for wound development, and assess patient function and motivation.

From the Preface: "...the Master Algorithm offers a strategic approach to evaluation, management, and prevention (EMP) of was our goal to generate a practical, user-friendly, fully integrated visual approach to wound management which, we believe, MasterMinding Wounds achieves."

The appendix includes:

  • Wound topics from A to Z with text references to supplement discussion questions at the end of each chapter
  • Copies of the Master Algorithm, scoring assessments, and data recording systems
  • Listing of and comments about wound care guidelines/position papers, journals, and organizations, plus the authors' own experiences (over 35 cited publications and 36 poster/podium presentations)
  • Discussion of the pros and cons involving the multidisciplinary approach to wound care

(Hardcover: Full-color, 480 pages)
ISBN:9781930536524 - Over 160 figures and 90 tables.


Michael B. Strauss, MD, FACS, AAOS. Dr. Strauss’ expertise of undersea and hyperbaric medicine is vast beyond compare. After completing U.S. Navy Submarine andStrauss-Photo Diving Medical Schools, Dr. Strauss served on a nuclear submarine, with salvage divers in the Philippines and Vietnam and with the SEAL teams in San Diego. After these fleet experiences, Dr. Strauss completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Navy Medical Center, San Diego. He was released from active duty in 1977, but remained with the Navy SEAL reserve teams until his retirement from the Naval Reserve in the year 2000, concluding a 34 ½ year affiliation.

Dr. Strauss is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California Irvine as well as the orthopaedic consultant for the PACT (Preservation-Amputation, Care, and Treatment) Clinic at the Veterans Affairs Health Care Medical Center, Long Beach, California. Dr. Strauss has written two text books (Diving Science, 2004 and MasterMinding Wounds, 2010), three chapters for Kindwall’s 2008 Hyperbaric Medicine Practice text as well as over 100 publications on orthopaedic, diving medicine, hyperbaric medicine, and wound management subjects, as well as an equal number of posters and exhibits.


We caught up with Dr. Strauss about his book, MasterMinding Wounds and asked him what makes this book unique. Listen to this episode or Download this episode (right click and save)

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