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Rid Scar Tissue
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
Depends: A consultation with an orthopedic surgeon is a good place to start. Mild scarring can remodel with appropriate range of motion exercises, and the risk of further injury reduced with strengthening. More involved scar tissue may benefit from operative intervention. Seek a board certified orthopedic surgeon in your area for specifics. ...Read more
Steroids or revision: Generally the best ways to improve established scars are either with steroid injections or surgical revision. Sometimes a combination is required. Silicone gel sheeting has been shown to be of some benefit where scars are not too thick, but continuous use and excellent compliance are mandatory. ...Read more
No: We typically use a scope (microscopic camera) and a mechanical shaver and electric cautery or scalpel to resect and clean out scar tissue. ...Read more
How do I get rid of scar tissue in ankle from previous sprains without surgery? There is still a raised portion in ankle 2 years later.
You don't: You shouldn't have scars from laser hair removal, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Good first step: I think that is a reasonable first step as this doctor most likely has your best interests in mind and is familiar with your wound healing now. If you are not satisfied then get a second opinion. ...Read more
How do I get rid of scar tissue in the knee joint? My knee is very painful with weight bearing especially medial?
Besides massage, how can I get rid of scar tissue where they made the arthroscopic incisions on my ankle four months ago? Any cream or supplement?
Do they use lasers in u.S. To get rid of scar tissue I have artho fibrosis of the knee after a total knee replacement
Maybe: Arthrofibrosis is a condition that can occur after tka (and other procedures) and results in scarring inside the knee that can cause stiffness and pain. It can be difficult to treat and the cause is not always known. Manipulation, arthroscopic release of adhesions(with a shaver, radiofrequency wand, or laser), and possible revision may be necessary to treat the condition. ...Read more
Do they use laser in the u.S. To get rid of arthro fibrosis of the knee I had a total knee replacement 22 months ago and still have pain and limited mobility and was told by a p.T. That in australia they use lasers to get rid of scar tissue.
Probably: Current evidence is that arthroscopic treatment for post knee replacement stiffness is at best an unpredictable treatment. Once other causes such as infection, loosening and instability have been ruled out the patient may have to decide if the stiffness and pain are bad enough to have the surgery redone. ...Read more
What is the best way to get more research done on how to permanently get rid of painful scar tissue?
Depends on site: See a dermatologist or aesthetic surgeon to evaluate the scar. Long-term pain in scars is not too common, and may indicate a problem within the scar itself. You did not mention location, reason for scarring, etc. They will ask those questions and examine. Sometimes injections help quiet unstable scarring. ...Read more
KeloidScar treatment: There are no creams that will eliminate a keloid scar. Corticosteroid injections may soften the scar, decrease scar size, and/or improve symptoms associated with the scar; but the scar will still be present. Scar excision will remove the keloid. The resulting scar should be followed closely during healing and maturation to ensure the best result and minimize the risk for recurrence. ...Read more
Massage: Scars thicken for 6 weeks and then remodel on their own. You can speed up the remodeling process by simple massage. Areas with more motion develop more scar tissue due to the tensile forces applied to it. Pressure garments or silicone sheeting help reduce these larger "hypertrophic" raised scars. Topical steroid creams work for itchy raised scars. Keloids need steroid injection or radiation. ...Read more
How can I get rid of darkened scar tissue on my pinky toes? Topical treatments and trying to remove the skin hasn't worked over the past 2+ years.
Tough question: Hypertrophic scars are hard to treat. May need to see a plastic surgeon to get a better perspective on your alternatives. 5th toes take a lot of sheering forces in the shoes. ...Read more
I had a hydrocele surgery and was curious how i c get rid of the scar tissue that has build in my scrotum?
Give it time...: Some scar tissue is expected after hydrocele surgery. The goal is to scar the layers together so fluid doesn't build up again. It is typical to have swelling and firm scar build up for several months following the procedure. This usually softens up around three to six months after the operation. The Best thing is check with your doctor who knows the specifics of your case. ...Read more
How to get rid of the bump, scar tissue on lower abdomen after a hysterectomy? It's been 7 months
Abdominal Scar: An abdominal scar following c-section or abdominal hysterectomy can be improved by non-surgical or surgical treatment depending on the nature of the scar. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your options. ...Read more
It will scar: A scar will form with any wound. Your surgeon will try to minimize the amount of tissue damage done during the procedure. After the procedure, you will want to care for your wound exactly as the surgeon recommends to prevent infection and disruption of the wound. Using sun protection for at least a year after the surgery will reduce redness. ...Read more
How do I know if I have internal scar tissue on my nerves after my first rib resection? Is there anything I can do to prevent it?
Pain: You would have pain in the region, achy, burning usually. The only means of prevention is to prevent injury. No real way of avoiding the pain, if it is coming after the injury. ...Read more
NOT PREVENTABLE: Sometimes exercise helps to decrease scar tissue. ...Read more