Soft tissue wounds and principles of healing

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2007 Feb;25(1):1-22. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2006.12.002.


Wound healing is a complex interchange, orchestrated between cellular components that play their respective parts signaled by and mediated by different cellular instruments of healing. When healing is performed well, the final product is a thing of beauty. When healing is delayed, interrupted, or excessive, then unsightly scars of chronic painful wounds that are frustrating to the patient and physician occur.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Skin / anatomy & histology*
  • Skin Physiological Phenomena
  • Wound Healing / physiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / classification*
  • Wounds and Injuries / physiopathology