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Scar Tissue On Finger
Joint scar tissue: This can be a difficult problem depending on the cause. Your best best would first be to see a certified hand surgeon for evaluation as to the cause and then recommendations can be made. If you have stiffness from arthritis you may need medication or surgery but if it's scarring from surgery you probably need to see a special hand physical/occupational therapist for exercises. ...Read more
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
Palm laceration 10 weeks ago closed with glue. Some scar tissue and stiff pinky finger. Able to make fist and bend it but takes effort. Tried massaging it but it causes more stiffness and radiating pain. Should I see a doctor? Can they help?
I got a deep cut on my finger using a knife a few weeks ago. The wound has closed up, but now I have a hard piece of scar tissue there. What can I do?
Depends: It will take 6 weeks for the scars to begin to soften with any incision, and daily massage will help. However, with a deep cut on the hand you want to make sure you have no functional or sensory changes/losses. If you are unsure, seek treatment from a surgeon who specializes in surgery of the hand. ...Read more
Will a skin flap wound on a finger pad create scar tissue? What is the likelihood that the scar won't be apparent once all is healed?
Uncomplicated: superficial tears or lacerations or abrasion do no usually leave scars ...Read more
Approaching 2 years ago i sliced my middle finger open and a few months later after it had healed a rather large lump appeared on the scar tissue. ?
A mucous or myxoid cyst arises from degeneration in the connective tissue on the top of the last segment of the finger. It may connect with the joint at the end of the finger.
The cyst has a smooth shiny surface and is to be found at the base of the nail or within a centimetre of so. Another possibility is a keloid which is just scar tissue. ...Read more
I was just told by my dr. That the reason my left hand and fingers hurt so terribly is because my 3rd cervical disc is schattere he said it looks like it was a while ago because there is a lot of scar tissue around it. It is one disc., what can I do for
Get a neurologist:
Get a proper evaluation by a neurologist and possibly if needed a neurosurgeon. One step at time.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Chalazion surgery 3 weeks ago no more swelling but can feel hard bump with finger under eye is that scar tissue? Its not visible at all. & doesn't hur
Unclear: I'm not sure what your question is. Scar tissue is a an area of fibrous tissue where there has been an injury. It has the same building blocks as normal tissue but they are arranged in such a way that they are usually stiffer. There can be increased blood flow in the area with redness or an increase in pigment. ...Read more
A Finding on exam: This means that scars on the ovaries were found during a laparoscopic, surgical, ultrasonic or other diagnostic evaluation. They need to be taken in context of additional findings and complaints. For example it may be one cause of infertility or abdominal pain. The causes are multiple. Treatment will vary depending on the cause and goals. ...Read more
Depends on time: When scar is initially forming, the sites should feel firm, maybe lumpy or raised. With time, healing gradually progresses with increased blood flow and fibrous tissue (scar) is laid down to hold tissues together. In time it softens and becomes less noticeable. If from internal surgery scarring may form adhesions which can cause pain, gas, etc. See your physician. ...Read more
Non-surgical scar Rx: Plastic surgeons can lessen scars by a variety of methods including some non-surgical methods. For example, dermabrasion or lasers can lessen scars and these do not involve cutting. See your doctor to find out what method is best for your scar tissue. Not all scars are alike and no one treatment will work for everyone. Sometimes we use a combination of treatments for best results. ...Read more
Retinal changes: Lattice is the response of the peripheral retina to strain threatening to tear the retina. It lays down pigment to hold the retina in place. Scar is the response to actual physical damage and is the deposition of reparative tissue to elimnate the effects of the damage. Both are considered weak points over a lifetime increasing the susceptibility for retinal detachment. ...Read more
No: What actually happens is that muscle enlarges as a result of maximum stress being applied, even for a short time, in resistance training or work. This may damage the muscle membranes somewhat as evidenced by increased muscle enzymes in circulation. But this is unrelated to scar, which requires vessels be torn. I'm sorry somebody presented you with this disinformation. Best wishes.. ...Read more
Scar is normal: Healing with scar tissue is part of the normal healing process. At times a scar can become wide - a hypertrophic scar or the scar can keep on growing as in a keloid. Hypertrophic or keloid scars may need some treatment such as surgical scar revision or cortisone injections. See you doctor if you think you are having excess scarring. ...Read more
Yes: About 2% of patients after a disectomy get recurrent pain over the same nerve distribution several weeks after surgery with 50% of these improving over a 2 year period. The rest can either live with their pain or be managed on medication or with injections through pain management or even with a device implanted called a spinal cord stimulator. ...Read more
Acupuncture : can be used for this purpose. Take care. ...Read more
It won't...: Scar tissue doesn't clear up. Hopefully you're referring to swelling after surgery. If a vasovasostomy type of reconnection was performed then it could take anywhere from 1-6mos for the vas to open up. If a vasoepididymostomy was performed then it can easily take 6mos-1yr or longer for the connection to open up. Check w/your doctor to see what ; how it was done ; his expectations. ...Read more