Growth on demand: reviewing the mechanobiology of stretched skin.

@article{Zllner2013GrowthOD,
  title={Growth on demand: reviewing the mechanobiology of stretched skin.},
  author={Alexander M. Z{\"o}llner and Maria A Holland and Kord S. Honda and Arun K Gosain and Ellen Kuhl},
  journal={Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={495-509}
}
Skin is a highly dynamic, autoregulated, living system that responds to mechanical stretch through a net gain in skin surface area. Tissue expansion uses the concept of controlled overstretch to grow extra skin for defect repair in situ. While the short-term mechanics of stretched skin have been studied intensely by testing explanted tissue samples ex vivo… CONTINUE READING