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Doctor insights on: Scar Tissue Pain After Surgery

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How does scar tissue build up after surgery?

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. ...Read more

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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Would scar tissue appear ten years aftr surgery?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are some signs that you might have scar tissue from surgery?

Need more details: Any time you have surgery, there will be scar tissue. "scar tissue" is what your body forms when it heals from any type of surgical wound, so it is normal and expected after surgery. It is possible to have abnormal scar tissue or scarring can occur in ways which can cause problems. Discuss your problem with your surgeon to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Scar tissue develops after any type of surgery. But how it can cause pain?

Scar tissue develops after any type of surgery. But how it can cause pain?

Usually...: ...By scar tissue fusing together layers that should be able to slide against each other. This is called "adhesions, " and the pulling of one layer against another causes discomfort. ...Read more

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Can laser be used to treat for scar tissue that got stiff after surgery?

Yes: There are several new lasers that can be used to treat scar tissue and can help with discoloration of scars and even stiffness. The best is to consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who works with lasers a lot and can take you through the various options. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long after back surgery can scar tissue cause pain?

How long after back surgery can scar tissue cause pain?

Usually 3 months: Usually this is no longer than 3 months unless the scar tissue causes nerve entrapment or surgery resulted in the development of a neuroma which may require additional therapy. First try a trial of scar massage if permitted by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Will scar tissue go away on the wrist that has formed from surgery?

Will scar tissue go away on the wrist that has formed from surgery?

It will change but..: Never go away. Scars cannot be removed; they are permanent. They do go through a process of maturation and softening that takes 6-18 months and results in the scar being less apparent. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent scar tissue from developing post-surgery?

What can I do to prevent scar tissue from developing post-surgery?

It will scar: A scar will form with any wound. Your surgeon will try and 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

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Can there be some type of surgery that can remove scar tissue in the lungs?

Can there be some type of surgery that can remove scar tissue in the lungs?

Not worth the risk: The risk of surgery to remove scar tissue is not warranted unless you have severe symptoms. You should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to you treat scar tissue from a previous back surgery? Can it be surgically moved?

How to you treat scar tissue from a previous back surgery? Can it be surgically moved?

Yes---BUT: Technically scar tissue removal following spinal surgery can be performed, but, have indepth discussion with your spinal surgeon. Regeneration of the scar tissue may occur to even a greater degree. There are new barriers to decrease scar tissue formation such as amniotic tissue called biodefense. Talk to your spinal surgeon. Get a second opinion. ...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. ...Read more

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What causes scar tissue to form 2 years after a successful sinus surgery. For the first 1 1/2 years, i did great and then scar tissue started to form?

What causes scar tissue to form 2 years after a successful sinus surgery.  For the first 1 1/2 years, i did great and then scar tissue started to form?

Inflammation: Sometimes local inflammation or polyps can cause problems after sinus surgery. Go back to see your surgeon for treatment options. Sometimes medications like steroids or antibiotics, or minor in office procedures can be done to fix the problem. ...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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more