Role of Oxidative Stress in Diabetic Wound Healing
Vol. 4 Issue 2 : 2016


Wound healing is a complex process which involves homeostasis, inflammation, proliferation and maturation and remodelling. These
four phases occur in a proper sequence and duration of time. Most wounds heal without difficulty. However, some wounds will not heal
properly due to the presence of factors that impair wound healing. Wounds that did not heal well may become chronic and non-healing.
In diabetic condition, wound healing may be impaired or delayed due to high reactive oxygen species (ROS) and low antioxidant levels
in diabetic individuals. The objective of this article is to review the role of oxidative stress in diabetic wound healing process.