The Collagen Is Like Sticky Glue

a: The collagen ~
b: sticky glue

What: "The collagen is like sticky glue at first and needs to remodel to improve the quality, orientation and tensile strength of the fibers to mirror the functional capabilities of the tissue it is replacing. Appropriate stress placed on the tissues allows it to properly realign. Without the stress, the result will be a weaker, less elastic scar tissue." The linked story discusses how skin heals after surgery.

Writer: Mary
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:26 AM

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