Table 1: Effect of the topical application of collagen formulation and the combination of complements C3 and C5.

SideMaximal wound breaking strength (g)

Group IShamCollagen490 ± 57
Saline478 ± 86

Group II
C3C5
Collagen787 ± 93*
C3C5 in collagen923 ± 191*

P < 0.05, calculated using the unpaired t-test comparing the MWBS means of experimental wounds (Group II) to those of the Sham wounds (Group I).