Oxygen and Epidermal Wound Healing

  • George D. Winter
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)


Healing of cutaneous wounds involves regeneration of surface epidermis and repair of connective tissues by events that are largely independent of one another. If the wound is a shallow one epidermal regeneration precedes repair in the dermis but if the injury extends the full thickness of the skin epidermal regeneration and growth of granulation tissue takes place concurrently.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Polyethylene Film Wound Surface Polyester Film Surface Epidermis 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • George D. Winter
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  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of OrthopaedicsUniversity of LondonBrockley Hill, Stanmore, MiddlesexEngland

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