Factors affecting wound healing

September 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Factors affecting wound healing
Local factors :
  • Impaired arterial supply or venous drainage (global or local).
  • Excessive movement, local distension, or distal obstruction.
  • Infection, malignancy, foreign body, necrotic tissue, smoking.


Systemic factors :

  • Malnutrition: obesity, recent weight loss, nutrient deficiency.
  • Immunosuppressive: cancer, steroids, immunosuppressants, HIV.
  • Anticancer therapies: radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
  • Metabolic: diabetes, jaundice, uraemia, musculoskeletal diseases, age.

Category: Pathology, Surgery

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