Pathophysiology

The complex healing process can be divided into 3 to 5 phases, depending on whether or not haemostasis is included in the inflammatory phase and whether  the re-epithelialisation phase is included in the proliferative stage. However, all the different phases overlap with one another.

 

The three main stages of a normal healing process:

 

 

The three main stages of a normal healing process

The inflammatory phase
The proliferative phase
The maturation (remodeling) phase