Relationships between tensile strength, ascorbic acid, hydroxyproline, and zinc levels of rabbit full-thickness incision wound healing

Kaplan B., Gonul B., Dincer S. , Kaya F., Babul A.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.34, no.9, pp.747-751, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-004-2827-0
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.747-751


Purpose. This work was carried out to follow up the healing of full-thickness incision wounds opened on the back skin of rabbits in order to gain insight into the periodical correlation among such factors as ascorbic acid, collagen (hydroxyproline), the zinc content, and tensile strength of wound tissue. The need to provide vitamin C or zinc supplements after such wound incisions is also discussed.