Regardless of size or type, all wounds should follow the same path to healing. Scientific research typically refers to wound healing as a series of overlapping phases. While the body’s complex healing mechanisms occur simultaneously individual areas of a wound may respond at different rates.
Often impediments or complications can slow or halt the healing process in the inflammatory phase of healing. A thorough understanding of the factors affecting wound healing is essential to achieving wound closure. The following information examines some of the elements involved in wound healing.