Wound healing. Helping a natural process

Postgrad Med. 1983 Oct;74(4):311-7. doi: 10.1080/00325481.1983.11698475.


Wound healing calls for little outside interference. All the physician need do is ensure that the wound is clean and debrided and decide whether closure by suture or by granulation tissue formation is indicated. Suture repair should be delayed if the wound is heavily contaminated. Use of skin tapes or of constant-pressure garments may enhance results.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Suture Techniques
  • Wound Healing*
  • Wound Infection / prevention & control


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents