Effect of mechanical in wound healing

N. A. Langrana, H. Alexander, I. Struchler

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This study was designed to investigate the effect of sequentially increasing mechanical load on healing incisions. Full-thickness incisions were made on the back of a young domestic pig. During the period of fibroplasia, one of the incisions was mechanically loaded with a subcutaneous tissue expander. Mechanical and histological evaluations of mechanically loaded and control incision areas indicated that the mechanical stress encouraged healing and remodeling of dermal tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-208
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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