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A 34-year-old member asked:

why is taking so long for incision on foot to heal?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Time to heal: Your surgeons cut went through many layers of tissue. Each layer heals at a different rate. While skin heals quickly, the deep tough connective tissue (fascia) takes a lot longer. You should minimize strenuous activity for at least 12 weeks and progress slowly. Remember, even when finally healed, that area will never have more than 80% of its strength return.

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