Porcine Integumentary System Models: Wound Healing

Authors

M. Michael Swindle, DVM, Professor and Chairman, Department of Comparative Medicine, Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC 29425

Introduction

Swine have been a standard model for wound healing for many decades. This manuscript provides an overview of the models that may be utilized for studying wound healing, closure techniques, wound treatments and bandaging.
This manuscript is complementary to Porcine Integumentary System Models: Part 1-Dermal Toxicology which is located on this website and contains information on the anatomy and physiology of pig skin. An overview of the
techniques of producing these wound models surgically and the perioperative care issues involved in their maintenance has been published.

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