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Surg Clin North Am. 1997 Jun;77(3):575-86.

The role of growth factors in wound healing.

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Wound Healing/Limb Preservation Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA.

Abstract

Growth factors applied topically to wounds can accelerate healing by stimulating granulation tissue formation and enhancing epithelialization. This has been suggested by several different studies of topically applied growth factors. It is clear, however, that topical growth factor therapy should not be considered as a substitute for good wound care, including surgical debridement or revascularization.

PMID:
9194881
DOI:
10.1016/s0039-6109(05)70569-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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