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A 44-year-old male asked:

I have a keloid grown 15 years back on the right shoulder from a small operation. i tried steroid injection several times, not worked. what options?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See plastic surgeon: I would see the advice of an experienced plastic surgeon. Sometimes additional surgery for keloids will make things worse.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Keloid: I have never seen a keloid that i could not resolve with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections once a month for 4-10 months. What strength was the kenalog (triamcinolone)? Start with 40mg/cc and then gradually decrease the concentration.
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Last updated Apr 21, 2014

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