What anatomy of the dermis is important in wound care?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Zubin J Panthaki, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC  more...
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The dermis underlies the epidermis. A dermal vascular network functions in thermoregulation and provides metabolic support for the avascular epidermis. Fibroblasts synthesize supportive and structural polymers, including ground substance, collagen, and elastin.


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