Timing of mechanical stress can promote or retard wound healing

12/6/2011 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Mechanical forces applied to an injury site immediately after healing begins to disrupt vascular growth and prevent bone healing, but forces applied later in the healing process promote bone regeneration through a process called adaptive remodeling, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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