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How do statins promote wound healing following surgery?

Normal wound healing involves a series of phases that ultimately leads to a scar. Many things can affect this process and it’s difficult to determine exactly how statins might improve wound healing. It would appear, however, that statins influence a number of factors in the inflammatory response, and some statins are better at it than others.

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