Which repair process describes healing with minimal scaring?
(A.) Repair by primary intention
(B.) Repair by secondary intention
(C.) Repair by tertiary intention
Answer: (A.) Repair by primary intention
When healing happens with minimal scaring, such as in surgical incisions, it is called healing by primary intention.
Healing by secondary intention describes a scar with imperfection and granulation. The raised border of the uneven scar is called a keloid. Healing by tertiary intention describes an infection at the site of surgical healing.
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