Pearls Sample Question
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Once a surgical wound has been created, what is responsible for the strength of the wound?
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1. Increased elastin
2. Cross linking of collagen
3. Zinc chelation to subcutaneous tissues
4. Scar formation
Collagen accumulates in surgical wounds at day 3 and peaks at around day 7.
The strength of the wound is due to cross linking of collagen fibers.
Hydroxyproline is the primary amino acid for collagen synthesis and it requires ascorbic acid and oxygen.
Collagen synthesis can be inhibited by d-penicillamine.
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