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Overcoming the challenge of overgranulation

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Overcoming the challenge of overgranulation

Alison McGrath
1 March 2011

Wound repair is a highly complex process. When wounds fail to heal, it is usually the absence of granulation tissue which is the main issue. However, there are times when an overgrowth of tissue can lead to practical management issues. This article will look at the normal wound healing process and seek to identify why the development of ‘overgranulation’ occurs. It will identify potential management strategies and explain why the use of a steroid-impregnated tape (Haelan Tape®, Typharm) may be an appropriate option for wound healing management in this client group.

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