The assessment and management of hypergranulation

Mitchell, Aby and Llumigusin, Doris (2021) The assessment and management of hypergranulation. British Journal of Nursing, 30 (5). S6-S10. ISSN 0966-0461

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Wound healing follows a process of four distinct phases: haemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and maturation. Problems can arise in any of these phases, delaying the wound process. Hypergranulation (also known as overgranulation) during the proliferation phase occurs when granulation tissue over grows beyond the wound surface. Such wounds have a discoloured, raised or swollen appearance and bleed easily. The cause may be infection, the effects of friction on the wound area, nutritional deficit or stress. Treatments will depend on the cause. There is a lack of studies on treatments for hypergranulaton and more research is required.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.12968/bjon.2021.30.5.S6
Additional Information: This document is the accepted manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see [DOI 10.12968/bjon.2021.30.5.S6]
Keywords: Hypergranulation, Wound care, Wound assessment, Overgranulation
Subjects: Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Aby Mitchell
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 14:22
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:06


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