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How can you prevent scarring from scraping your knee?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Wound care: Typically, most scrapes ae not deep enough to scar permanently. The best way to avoid scarring is to avoid inflammation. Keeping the area clean, using a antiobiotic ointment to maintain a little moisture and protecting the area is the best way.
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
You can't: The amount of scarring depends on the depth of the scrape. Apply neosporin 3x/day and keeping it moist will help it heal quicker.
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
You cannot: Amount of scarring is result of the depth of the scrape. The deeper the scrape the more likely there is going to be scarring.

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Last updated May 9, 2013

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