Which repair process describes healing with minimal scaring?
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Which repair process describes healing with minimal scaring?

Which repair process describes healing with minimal scaring?

(A.) Repair by primary intention
(B.) Repair by secondary intention
(C.) Repair by tertiary intention
(D.) Keloid

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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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Written by
Claire Jeong, RDH, MS
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