Extracellular matrix as a strategy for treating chronic wounds.

@article{Hodde2007ExtracellularMA,
  title={Extracellular matrix as a strategy for treating chronic wounds.},
  author={Jason Ppaul Hodde and Chad E. Johnson},
  journal={American journal of clinical dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          61-6
        }
}
The dermis normally directs all phases of skin wound healing following tissue trauma or disease. However, in chronic wounds, the dermal matrix is insufficient to stimulate healing and assistance by external factors is needed for wound closure. Although the concept of the extracellular matrix directing wound healing is not new, ideas about how best to provide the extracellular matrix components required to 'jump-start' the healing process are still evolving. Historically, these strategies have… CONTINUE READING
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