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After an ACL surgery, how long should it take for my incisions to close and scar up?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine
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In brief: Probably soon.

It depends on your health.
Diabetes, among other things, impairs wound healing, as does some antiseptics we used to use like H2O2. Within 24 hours, a sutured incision will have one layer of epidermal cells already. It will probably take up to 2-3 weeks at the most. When are the stitches due to come out, or was another method of closure used.

In brief: Probably soon.

It depends on your health.
Diabetes, among other things, impairs wound healing, as does some antiseptics we used to use like H2O2. Within 24 hours, a sutured incision will have one layer of epidermal cells already. It will probably take up to 2-3 weeks at the most. When are the stitches due to come out, or was another method of closure used.
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Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: 14 days

usually 14 days for wounds to be healed up- follow instructions from your surgeon

In brief: 14 days

usually 14 days for wounds to be healed up- follow instructions from your surgeon
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