Concept & Evolution of Wound Healing
At the end of 18 century, bacteriology study by the scientist Louis Pasteur discovered the method of covering the wound with dry dressing to keep the wound dry and prevent bacterial infection. This became the primary wound care principle and the beginning of wound healing concept.
In 1962, the British scientist George D. Winter PhD published the concept of moist healing on Nature. He experimented on pig skin and protected the wound by covering it with a polymer film (a soft waterproof plastic film). It was discovered that “cell regeneration and migration can be sped up more than twice as fast as in an adequately moist environment compared with a completely dry environment.”
In 1963, Hinman & Maibnch et al. conducted experiments on human subjects and confirmed moist wound healing was faster than dry wound healing.
In 1972, Rovee’s experiment confirmed that the epithelialization of clean, non-scarring, moist wound was faster, which in turn accelerated wound healing. As a result, moist wound healing was widely-accepted for application. After decades of research, it is currently accepted that moist wound healing is approximately 1.5 times faster than dry wound healing.
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No noise observed in the X-ray result
No noise observed in the MRI result