oa Wound Healing Southern Africa - Factors influencing wound healing : a bedside enabler : wound care

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1998-8885
  • E-ISSN: 2076-8893



Influencing factors that must be taken in account on assessment of the patient with a wound can be broadly divided into intrinsic factors that are part of the patient's make-up, and extrinsic factors that may exert an outside influence on the outcome of wound healing. As the list may become an endless preamble, history-taking is often difficult and not complete enough to make a full assessment of all factors that influence a patient with a wound.

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