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A 24-year-old male asked:

i had a severe flxr tendon/mdn nerve injury 6 weeks ago - zone iv. 80% rom already with scar looking better however evry morning scar stiffens back up, hurts! when will the scar permanently soften up?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Generally the scar -: Tissue reduces by 6 months time after the injury/surgery. So continue to work on the range of motion exercises, so that the pain decreases and rom increases. Good luck.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Yes: Give it time. Most scars get better and will soften up over the next year or so. Keep up with your physical therapy and doctors orders.

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Last updated Apr 9, 2016

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