Articles

Nutrition and Wound Healing

Author

Mazzotta MY

Date

9/1994

Journal

J Am Podiatric Med Ass

Abstract

Proper nutrition in presurgical patients can enhance wound healing and potentially decrease the cost of postsurgical medical care. Therefore, to combat increasing health care costs, it is important that the health care professional have a solid understanding of the role of essential nutrients in the healing process. The author reviews the role of the following in wound healing: protein, vitamin A, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, and iron.