Aberrations in Wound Healing

2021-02-25 12:00 AM

Delayed wound healing may be seen in wounds complicated by foreign bodies, infection, ischemia, diabetes, malnutrition, scurvy, etc.

ABERRATIONS IN WOUND HEALING

 

  • Delayed wound healing may be seen in wounds complicated by foreign bodies, infection, ischemia, diabetes, malnutrition, scurvy, etc.
  •  Hypertrophic scar results in a prominent scar that is localized to the wound,due to excess production of granulation tissue and collagen. It is common in burn patients.
  •  Keloid formation is a genetic predisposition that is common in African Americans. It tends to affect the earlobes, face, neck, sternum, and forearms, and it may produce large tumor-like scars extending beyond the injury site. There is excess production of collagen that is predominantly typed III.