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Is there a particular part of the blood that helps wounds heal?
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: Blood and Wounds
Blood is filled with goodies that help people heal.
Platelets help a wound form a scab and provide that first barrier to prevent open exposure to the environment. Growth factors in the platelets help with the healing process also. Clotting factors in the blood help the blood clot also. Then white blood cells help with fighting infection. The red blood cells continue to supply oxygen to the tissues.

In brief: Blood and Wounds
Blood is filled with goodies that help people heal.
Platelets help a wound form a scab and provide that first barrier to prevent open exposure to the environment. Growth factors in the platelets help with the healing process also. Clotting factors in the blood help the blood clot also. Then white blood cells help with fighting infection. The red blood cells continue to supply oxygen to the tissues.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry
In brief: Growth factors
Yeppers! all the stuff in blood during the inflammatory phase of wound healing is there to get the process started!

In brief: Growth factors
Yeppers! all the stuff in blood during the inflammatory phase of wound healing is there to get the process started!
Dr. Eric Lullove
Dr. Eric Lullove
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