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September’s cover feature is a case study describing complex decongestive therapy in a patient with poliomyelitis, bilateral lymphoedema and a deep wound. A further case series examines the ultrasonographic features of diabetic foot osteomyelitis. A mixed-method study explores public perceptions and attitudes towards maggot therapy. Our two research papers – both rat models – examine, first, the effects of resveratrol topical ointment on wound healing of full-thickness cutaneous burns in albino rats, and secondly, the effects and mechanisms of platelet-rich fibrin on skin wound healing in pressure injuries in rats. An overview of the use of a bilayer biodegradable synthetic dermal matrix for the management of defects arising from necrotising fasciitis is described; a prospective, single-arm, clinical trial (FREEDOM) assesses a new compression system for the treatment of venous leg ulcers, and a literature review with regards to the TIME clinical decision support tool describes the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. This edition also includes the North American Supplement which presents a case study of the metagenomics of a diabetic foot ulcer undergoing treatment with total contact casting; a literature review evaluating the role of vitamin C in the nervous, cardiovascular and immune systems in relation to wound healing and diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), as well as discussing vitamin C’s lesser known role in depression, a condition that affects many individuals with a DFU; a study of the influence of adequate debridement and placental-derived allografts on diabetic foot ulcers; a prospective clinical pilot study comparing two post-operative dressings in the treatment of surgical incisions in volunteers; and a retrospective analysis of negative pressure wound therapy on complex extremity wounds requiring coverage with a meshed bilayer wound matrix.