Tissue Repair & Wound Healing

The great French surgeon Ambroise Paré (1510-1590) when complimented on the recovery of one of his patients, replied with the statement, "I dressed him; God healed him." The restorative powers of the human body are great and the ways wounds heal are important to understand, for the insight they give into fundamental processes of cellular and organismal pathology.

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CASE #1: NON-HEALING WOUND

1.   Typical Diabetic Non-Healing Foot Ulcer
2.   What Is meant By A "Non-Healing" Wound?
3.   Diabetes Is The Most Common Cause Of Non-Healing Wounds
4.   What Are The Pathogenic Factors For Non-Healing Wounds In Diabetics?
5.   Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
6.   Foot Deformities
7.   Arterial Insufficiency
8.   Diabetics With Poor Glucose Control Have A Defective Inflammatory Response
9.   Is Mrs. K's Foot Healing By Prinary Or Secondary Intention?
10. How Does The Healing Process Differ In Wounds Resolved By Primary & Secondary Intention?
11. What Is "Granulation Tissue"?
12. Gross Appearance Of Granulation Tissue
13. Granulation Tissue: Medium Power Microscopic View
14. Granulation Tissue: Diagram
15. Scar Tissue Formation: Schematic Diagram
16. What Are Myofibroblasts?
17. Schematic Drawing Of The Ultrastructure Of Fibroblasts & Myofibroblasts

CASE #2: KELOID

1.   What Is A Keloid?
2.   Keloid Mass: Low Power Microscopic View
3.   Keloid Mass: Microscopic View
4.   Keloid Mass: High Power Microscopic View
5.   Other Examples Of Excessive Formation Of Components In Wound Repair
6.   What Is A Hypertrophic Scar?
7.   What Is Proud Flesh?
8.   Scar Contracture