Mechanical analysis of hypertrophic scar tissue: structural basis for apparent increased rigidity.

@article{Dunn1985MechanicalAO,
  title={Mechanical analysis of hypertrophic scar tissue: structural basis for apparent increased rigidity.},
  author={Michael G. Dunn and F H Silver and David A. Swann},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={1985},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={9-13}
}
The mechanical behavior of normal human skin and hypertrophic scar tissue (HST) is compared using constant-strain-rate and successive stress-relaxation uniaxial loading programs in vitro. HST is less extensible, requires more energy to be stretched in the physiologic range, and stores strain energy less efficiently than normal skin. The explanations for the differences observed between the mechanical behavior of normal skin and HST are based on the differences in their composition and structure… CONTINUE READING
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