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Can I avoid a big scar from the cut on my leg after a motorcycle accident?

Can I avoid a big scar from the cut on my leg after a motorcycle accident?

Not if deep: Scarring is part of healing if the injury went below the dermal layer. You can make it less prominent by avoiding sun exposure, which will darken healing skin. Watch for infection, which will make a scar worse. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for motorcycle accident scars to heel?

How long does it take for motorcycle accident scars to heel?

Up to 12 months: Depending on the extent of the original injury, scar tissue may remodel itself and take up to 12 months before settling into its final appearance. ...Read more

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Last week I was in a motorcycle accident I wasn't hurt but do have a deep cut, how to stop scarring?

Last week I was in a motorcycle accident I wasn't hurt but do have a deep cut, how to stop scarring?

Scarring: will occur if the laceration cut through the dermis-the deep layer of skin. You can't stop scarring, it is a part of the process of healing. Do watch for infection, which can make any scar worse and take longer to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take for big bruises to dissappear? I had a strong motorcycle accident and fell on my left thigh and now it's swollon n red n purple.

How long does it take for big bruises to dissappear? I had a strong motorcycle accident and fell on my left thigh and now it's swollon n red n purple.

timing to heal: If the bruises are only in the tissues immediately below the skin, then you will see them start to spread out in the first 48 or so hours and then disappear out about a week. Of course the concern is whether or not you bruised the deeper tissues such as the muscle. In that case, while it appears normal on the outside, it may take up to several weeks for the pain and abnormal unction to disappear. ...Read more

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I have this bruise that's spreading across my leg I got it yesterday after a motorcycle accident were I was hit by a truck it's numb and spreading to?

I have this bruise that's spreading across my leg I got it yesterday after a motorcycle accident were I was hit by a truck it's numb and spreading to?

Bruising: Contusions often are blood collections under the skin and in the soft tissue after an injury. These can take hours to several days for the visual effects of the injury to come to the skin (bruising). As long as you have already been evaluated after the accident, the bruises coming out are no extra concern. ...Read more

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I was in a motorcycle accident 1.5 years ago causing many bones and a crushed spine which is fused I have shooting pain down my leg to my baby toe ?

I was in a motorcycle accident 1.5 years ago causing many bones and a crushed spine which is fused I have shooting pain down my leg to my baby toe ?

Sciatica: I'm sorry to hear about your past injuries but back problems seem to have a way of returning. When pain 'shoots down the leg' it is a sign of a pinched sciatic nerve in the lower lumbar spine. Sciatica may occur after a back fusion due to scar tissue at the site or a bulging disc --1 level below the fusion. You need imaging studies (ct, ct myelogram or mri) to check for s1 nerve impingement. ...Read more

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Will a tattoo hide the scars on my arms from a motorcycle accident?

It may: Depending on the scar, a tattoo may hide the scar or make it less noticeable. Usually it doesn't work so well on thick or indented scars. You should ask a reputable, skilled tattoo artist their opinion. ...Read more

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I have a minor motorcycle accident a year ago but still i'm suffering from knee pain?

I have a minor motorcycle accident a year ago but still i'm suffering from knee pain?

Consider: A visit to your local orthopedic doctor. He will likely do an prescribe an x-ray, physical therapy, an nsaid, and an MRI in a month if no better. ...Read more

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My knee is puffy and numb after landing on it in a motorcycle accident that happened 3 weeks ago. What is wrong with my knee?

One : Of several things, including a swollen or infected pre-patellar bursa, a joint effusion. You need to be evaluated by orthopedic or at least urgent care to exclude infection or internal derangement. ...Read more

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My husband was in a motorcycle accident and has many cuts to inside of mouth. One is turning white. What do we do? We have already been to the hospi

My husband  was in a motorcycle accident and has many cuts to inside of mouth. One is turning white. What do we do?  We have already been to the hospi

Go to dentist: It is very common for accident victims to have trauma to the mouth that goes unnoticed and untreated in a er situation. They are not trained for treatment in that area. You need to see a dentist to check the teeth, oral tissues and make sure no fractures. If he doesn't already have one, an antibiotic is a good idea for prevention after trauma. ...Read more

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How do I treat my road rash. I got into a motorcycle accident yesterday i can't sleep my whole right arm is cut or burnt. How can I shower/sleep?

How do I treat my road rash. I got into a motorcycle accident yesterday i can't sleep my whole right arm is cut or burnt.  How can I shower/sleep?

simple treatment: You have impaired the protective covering of your body namely your skin. You need to remove as much of the foreign bodies embedded in the arm as you can. Then applying a topical antibiotic ointment daily to protect the open areas and then covering with nonadherent dressings and applying a gentle compressive wrap will help quite a bit. ...Read more

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Hello sir.. I was met with accident last month and had superficial skin injury...Abt 3x1inch on leg how to get rid of the reddish scar completely?

Sun screen: The redness usually goes away in time. You should protect it from ultra violet light [sunlight] using sun screens and/or clothing, until all the pink color is gone. ...Read more

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I have some old scars on my leg from an accident a few months ago. They are very unsightly and make me very self conscious. Best way to remove them?

I have some old scars on my leg from an accident a few months ago. They are very unsightly and make me very self conscious. Best way to remove them?

Fractional laser: Fractional laser is the most timely and efficient way of minimizing scar tissue. A fractional laser will penetrate to the deep dermis allow new skin cells to rejuvenate and replace the top layer of skin cells. Fractional lasers leave healthy skin behind to accelerate the recovery process. ...Read more

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Hi, I have wrist pain. Had 3 plates & 6 screws put in it in 08 after a motorcycle accident. Never had trouble with it till now. R screws coming out?

Hi, I have wrist pain. Had 3 plates & 6 screws put in it in 08 after a motorcycle accident. Never had trouble with it till now. R screws coming out?

Get X-rays : Pain that develops in the wrist several years after your injury needs to be evaluated by a hand surgeon with x-rays. It is unlikely at the screws are coming out, but x-rays will provide helpful information. ...Read more

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Is gauze useful to treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

Is gauze useful to treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

Road Rash: Ouch... Road rash is basically a very bad burn and peeling away of layers of skin due to sliding across concrete. A small one may be treated with neosporin but a large one should be evaluated by a physician. Goal is to enhance healing, reduce pain and prevent infection. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more