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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
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
Matures by one year: scar matures by one year. after that if sensitive see a doctor ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 knee surgery a month ago to reconstruct my acl. Was wondering if there is anything i can apply to lighten the scar mark.
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
It has been 3 years since ACL reconstruction and build up of scar tissue is annoying. Any way to get rid of it without surgery?
Not likely: While the symptoms of scar tissue, such as pain or restriction in motion, may be treated with multiple nonoperative modalities, it is unlikely anything short of surgery will remove or lessen scar tissue that has been there following a procedure done three years ago. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The scar tissue in my knee is not visible on the surface of my skin but i know its there giving me a knot on the side of my knee where i had acl?
Probably True: Scar tissue can take many months to subside, if it ever does. If you have maximized healing, therapy, and activity in your knee, and if it has been one year since your surgery, it may be worth seeing your knee surgeon to discuss the scarring. Perhaps another surgery or a different treatment may be in order. Understand that scarring is inevitable after each and every surgery. ...Read more
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