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Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 638–642 | Cite as

Measurements of closing force of surgical wounds and relation to the appearance of resultant scars

  • C. Cacou
  • J. M. Anderson
  • I. F. K. Muir
Biomechanics

Keywords

Scars Skin tension Wound appearance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Cacou
    • 1
  • J. M. Anderson
    • 2
  • I. F. K. Muir
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Departments of Bio-Medical Physics and Bio-EngineeringUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon TyneUK
  3. 3.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeyAberdeen Royal Infirmary and Royal AberdeenAberdeenUK
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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