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I have scar tissue on my ACL scars how do I get red of it?

I have scar tissue on my ACL scars how do I get red of it?

Wait: Acl reconsruction surg. Scars(esp .Patellar tendon) take 'awhile' to mature...Some will take as long as a year to fully mature in my experience.Wait...Also if out in sun apply sun block to scar...If scar is wide and raised (keloid-like) after a year u may want to see a plastic surgeon(this is fairly rare).Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Can you tell me, are ACL repair scar suppose to be so sensitive?

Can you tell me, are ACL repair scar suppose to be so sensitive?

It can be: I'm assuming u had an arthroscopic acl reconstruction using your patellar tendon for the graft .... The incision beneath your kneecap can remain sensitive for some time after the surgery; esp.When getting on your knees.This will improve w/ time. U may want to try gentle massage w/ vitamin e cream or other topical compound cream ( prescription needed).Good luck! ...Read more

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I had knee arthroscopic surgery 7 weeks ago for a trimming of my acl and scar tissue removed under kneecap. Painful locking when walking normal? HELP

I had knee arthroscopic surgery 7 weeks ago for a trimming of my acl and scar tissue removed under kneecap. Painful locking when walking normal? HELP

No: Not normal really. I would discuss directly with your surgeon and he will likely know the cause of your symptoms. Hopefully will resolve, but hard to say with out knowing more what the specific issue is. ...Read more

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I've had ACL surgery and now scar tissue removal but still don't have full range of motion. What is recommended?

I've had ACL surgery and now scar tissue removal but still don't have full range of motion. What is recommended?

Need more info: Loss of motion after acl recon is a known problem that at times can be quite challenging to treat. Each case is unique and has to be carefully evaluated individually for each patient. In general treatment options include physical therapy, dynamic bracing, and further surgery to revise the acl recon. Discuss this at length with your surgeon and if you are not happy with the answers get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I recently had surgery on my ACL next to my smaller scar there is a pocket of dry blood under my skin but clearly visible. What will happen to it?

I recently had surgery on my ACL next to my smaller scar there is a pocket of dry blood under my skin but clearly visible. What will happen to it?

@ times some blood-: -gets caught in the superficial part of the stab wounds and can leave a blackish essentially tattoo within the healed area. Of no real concern except if it bothers U 2 look at it. Nothing 2 B done but hope in time it may clear. ...Read more

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After an ACL surgery, how long should it take for my incisions to close and scar up?

After an ACL surgery, how long should it take for my incisions to close and scar up?

Probably soon.: It depends on your health. Diabetes, among other things, impairs wound healing, as does some antiseptics we used to use like H2O2. Within 24 hours, a sutured incision will have one layer of epidermal cells already. It will probably take up to 2-3 weeks at the most. When are the stitches due to come out, or was another method of closure used. ...Read more

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I had ACL reconstruction 7 months ago. I am back in training now. Starting to feel sharp stabbing pain behind the scar, worse going downstair. Help?

I had ACL reconstruction 7 months ago. I am back in training now. Starting to feel sharp stabbing pain behind the scar, worse going downstair. Help?

Probably scar tissue: You may have patella tendinitis or build up of scar tissue. Try backing off on working out, ice, NSAIDs. If not better you should have it checked out by your Ortho. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery a month ago to reconstruct my acl. Was wondering if there is anything i can apply to lighten the scar mark.

I had knee surgery a month ago to reconstruct my acl. Was wondering if there is anything i can apply to lighten the scar mark.

Scar reducing gel: Tthere are several scar reducing gels are available over-the-counter one of them called mederma. If these gels don't help then consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I tore my ACL and miniscis in July 2015. I had surgery at the end of July to repair them Then in August I had surgery to remove scar tissue The scar tissue has come back forming a knot which is painful and limits my mobility what should I do?

I tore my ACL and miniscis in July 2015. I had surgery at the end of July to repair them  Then in August I had surgery to remove scar tissue   The scar tissue has come back forming a knot which is painful and limits my mobility what should I do?

Where is: the "scarring" you mention..in the joint??(Arthrofibrosis) or around the joint???? ( "keloid" ) In any case if there is a "knot" possibly a steroid injection will help...or surgical excision is needed! Your Orthopedist is the person you should be in contact with! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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