Aging and Wound Healing

Ankush Gosain, Luisa A. DiPietro

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Abstract

Impaired wound healing in the elderly presents a major clinical and economic problem. With the aging population growing in both number and percentage, the importance of understanding the mechanisms underlying age-related impairments in healing is increased. Normal skin exhibits characteristic changes with age that have implications for wound healing. Additionally, the process of wound healing is altered in aged individuals. Although historically healing in the aged was considered defective, there is now consensus that healing in the elderly is delayed but the final result is qualitatively similar to that in young subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

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Wound Healing
Economics
Skin
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Aging and Wound Healing. / Gosain, Ankush; DiPietro, Luisa A.

In: World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 28, No. 3, 01.03.2004, p. 321-326.

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Gosain, Ankush ; DiPietro, Luisa A. / Aging and Wound Healing. In: World Journal of Surgery. 2004 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 321-326.
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