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Striae proceed through stages quite similar to those in the evolution of scars. Most of the collagen bundles in the striae are highly stressed. Striae bear a striking resemblance to other human scar models in which newly synthesized connective tissue has been reorganized by tension. Unlike these other models, however, striae provide a readily available,(More)
  • A Arem
  • 1985
Collagen, the major structural protein found in all animal tissues, has a variety of uses in the armamentarium of the plastic surgeon. This article discusses the biologic characteristics of collagen that determine its behavior as an implant material. Clinical applications discussed include hemostatic collagen fleece, collagen sponge wound dressing,(More)