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Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation:
Wound Care and Seating

The Effects of Aging on Wound Healing

Myer, Anne H. PT, GCS, CWS

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Abstract

Normal age-related changes that affect wound healing and the conditions necessary for healing must be understood for successful wound care in older adults. Disease processes, risk factors, nutrition, drugs, activity, and support surfaces also significantly affect tissue repair. Clinicians need to be aware of the effects of aging on tissue repair, and they need to be cognizant of the various risk factors that influence healing in older adults.

Copyright © 2000 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.

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