Aging and Wound Healing

@article{Gosain2003AgingAW,
  title={Aging and Wound Healing},
  author={Ankush Gosain and Luisa A. DiPietro},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={28},
  pages={321-326}
}
Impaired wound healing in the elderly presents a major clinical and economic problem. With the aging population growing in both number and percentage, the importance of understanding the mechanisms underlying age-related impairments in healing is increased. Normal skin exhibits characteristic changes with age that have implications for wound healing. Additionally, the process of wound healing is altered in aged individuals. Although historically healing in the aged was considered defective… 
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