Primary union

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(Surg.) union without suppuration; union by the first intention.

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Within the period from 2003 to 2009 we performed 355 plastic operations in DFS patients with ulcer and wound lesions, in 221 patients (62.5%) wound healing by first intention was noted.
Among these patients, wound healing by first intention occurred in 17 (4.8%), pyosis registered in 3 (0.8%).