The process of healing and repair starts right from the time of injury. Often, there is ongoing inflammation as well. This makes sense as the key players are often inflammatory cells, as well as the substances they release.
If you recall, in chronic inflammation, the definition also includes ongoing repair.
Recap: “Chronic inflammation is inflammation of prolonged duration (weeks or months) in which inflammation, tissue injury and attempts at repair co-exist, in varying combinations.”
The main components of healing and repair are Cell Regeneration and Fibrous Repair
In addition to inflammation, there are several important processes that occur in healing and repair.
Each of these processes are mediated by the key players below: