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A 20-year-old male asked:

I cut off a hypertrophic scar on my knee. i know i shouldn't have but will it grow back as a hypertrophic scar? i've always grown normal scars after injury. i am hispanic and i heard keloid scars are more likely if i am, but i've never grown one befo?

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Dr. James Thornton
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
High risk to recur: A hypertrophic knee scar is likely to return without proper scar care or treatment. An extensor surface like a knee with a genetic propensity towards hypertrophic scars is a difficult combination. Proper surgical excision with postoperative silicone sheeting and intralesional steroid injections is a good treatment plan.
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