Wound Closure

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.