Introduction: The greatly increasing number of sport injuries among both youth and older people and the diversity of these injuries necessitates an individual treatment of the patient and his or her injury. In order to be able to give this individual treatment, however, it is necessary to have a basic knowledge concerning the healing process of a wound. We can all indicate the exact moment when this process begins, namely at the time of trauma. However, it is difficult to say when recovery is complete. This contribution, in which the various phases of the healing process of wounds are described, makes it clear why this is so.
International Journal of Sports Medicine
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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