Complications of wound healing

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Dehiscencea surgical complication in which a wound ruptures along a surgical incision.
Hypergranulation also known as proud flesh and is comprised of new connective tissue and tiny blood vessels that form on the surface of a wound during secondary intention wound healing.
Hypertrophic scarsdeposits of excessive amounts of collagen give rise to a raised scar and form most often at the sites of pimples, piercings, cuts and burns.
Keloid scarsformed when scar tissue grows excessively, can range from pink to red and occur at the site of injury.
Contracturesa muscle contracture is a permanent shortening of a muscle or joint.
Haemorrhageescape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel.
Haematomaa pool of blood between the brain and its outermost covering.
Eviscerationthe process by which dehiscence occurs and internal organs protrude.
Fistula formationa protrusion of an internal aspect of the body coming to the external environment such as an anal fistula.

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