The three types of wound healing:
1. Primary intention – the wound closed immediately in some manner (e.g. suture, Steri-Strips, staples, glue)
2. Secondary intention – the wound is left open and allowed to heal by granulation, epithelialization, and
3. Tertiary intention (delayed primary closure) – the wound is left open and then later closed to allow for debridement and other types of wound care prior to closure.