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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What is long term outcome of removal of a large portion of the pericardium? Could stiffening, scar tissue not be evident until surgery for a window?

What is long term outcome of removal of a large portion of the pericardium? Could stiffening, scar tissue not be evident until surgery for a window?

Depends on disease: Pericardial window, done for varieties of causes from ca, for trauma, heart & liver problems etc, to prevent life threatening taponade of heart. So the out come depends on etiology. Most of the time out come will be good, could recur, scar will contract (constrictive pericarditis) heart can herniate are all rare complications.

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I got ACL surgery a year ago and I needed a manipulation 4 months later then 5 months later got a scar tissue removal. When I walk my knee catches. Y?

I got ACL surgery a year ago and I needed a manipulation 4 months later then 5 months later got a scar tissue removal. When I walk my knee catches. Y?

Possible causes in--: More scar tissue. Or another problem which you've had, in addition to the acl issue. Knee cap issues are very common in young girls and women. Are you having pain at all or is it just catching sensation? With no pain, I would suggest see how things go, and do nothing surgically but do pt. With pain, either get a 2nd opinion. Another possibility may be a referred pain from back or hip area.

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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.

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I had knee arthroscopic surgery removal of scar tissue under the patella. Did a squat in pt and felt a painful pop in the back of knee. Help explain?

I had knee arthroscopic surgery removal of scar tissue under the patella. Did a squat in pt and felt a painful pop in the back of knee. Help explain?

Bakers cyst?: Pain in the back of the knee after arthroscopic surgery can be quite a few things but a common cause is a Baker's Cyst. This is excess swelling in the back (posterior) part of the knee that can occur after surgery. A deep squat can cause the cyst to rupture creating the sensation of a pop. It can cause calf pain. See your medical provider to rule out blood clots and other issues first.

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What could be wrong I did a squat and felt a loud excruciating pain in my knee I just had arthroscopic knee surgery for scar tissue removal under knee?

What could be wrong I did a squat and felt a loud excruciating pain in my knee I just had arthroscopic knee surgery for scar tissue removal under knee?

See below: Could be related to post op fluid in knee or possibly re-injury. See your surgeon if you still have pain after one week.

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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can do to eliminate the pain?

Rare: Depends on how the surgery was performed. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery very rarely leaves any scar tissue. Open gallbladder surgery can cause more scar tissue, but it usually is fairly minor and rarely would cause intestinal blockage or pain. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for evaluation.

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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can be done to get rid of it and the pain?

Why scar tissue?: Scar tissue by itself doesn't usually cause pain. Have you ruled-out other causes of the pain? Ulcers? Gastritis? Pancreatitis? A retained bile duct stone? Incisional hernia? If no other cause can be found it might be due (indirectly) related to scar tissue if the scar was pinching your bowel or bile ducts.... Surgery could help to cut the scars but only after no other cause is found.

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Cyst removal by laser surgery on bottom lip result hard scar tissue and bigger bumps after 4 weeks, doctor says it is scar tissue and go automatically.

Lip scar: It is unlikely that the scar will go away automatically - it may reduce in size. Scar formation is always a risk of having any surgery. I would see a plastic surgeon and get some advice.

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What can you do to minimize internal scar tissue after back surgery?

Newer Biologics: In the past we had certain chemical materials to prevent scarring around the nerves. Ones own fat from the wound may in some cases help. There are newer biologics such as amniotic membrane that also can reduce scar formation.

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Can internal scar tissue be removed that resulted from back surgery?

Can internal scar tissue be removed that resulted from back surgery?

Yes: Internal scar tissue can be removed but there is a risk that it will grow back and perhaps be worse than before.

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Have lump always thought was internal scar tissue from gallbladder surgery 6 yrs ago. This a.M, there was bruise over it I can't explain. Do I worry?

Internal scar tissue: Don't present as lumps. You didn't state where exactly is the lump. If its at the site of incisio. Then it could be an incisional hernia. Bruising may or may not be related to it. If the lump is tender to touch now then you need to contact your physician soon as it may be an incarcerated hernia. If its soft, and non tender then you can follow up with your physician to further assess it.

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How can I unstick hand scar tissue from tendon9 weeks since surgery?

How can I unstick hand scar tissue from tendon9 weeks since surgery?

1 Option: Please discuss the possibility of acupuncture with your surgeon. It can accelerate healing & be very helpful with adhesive scars. This is one area where eastern & western medicine can dovetail well together.

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Coud I get rid of scar tissue without surgery?

Coud I get rid of scar tissue without surgery?

No: Scar tissue is permanent and surgery will replace scar tissue with other scar tissue. Surgery may replace unfavorable scarring with more favorably oriented or less scarring.

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How does scar tissue build up after surgery?

Normal process: Surgery is a trauma to the tissues. Inflammation results which is part of the healing process. Fibrous tissue is the end result. Hence the scar, or adhesions if internal.

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Would scar tissue appear ten years aftr surgery?

No: Scar tissue appears on a microscopic level within days after surgery, and it usually subsides as much as it ever will after about two years. However, some people develop hypertrophic or keloid scars, and these require additional treatment to improve their appearance.

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Is there an alternative to surgery to remove scar tissue?

Is there an alternative to surgery to remove scar tissue?

Some options...: Depending on the type, pattern and location of the scar, many options are available. This ranges from pressure therapy, injection of steroids, ablative fractionated co2 laser, pulse dye laser. These modalities are meant to improve the quality of the existing scars such that excision is not required. For your specific situation, please schedule an appointment with a plastic surgery specialist.

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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