Treatment Of Scars.?
Excuse me. I want to ask. Around October 2018, I had an accident. At that time the most severe injury was my knee. Until after I treat it, it heals for a long time. And after it was no longer painful, a knee appeared in the scar like a lumpy flesh and hardened. Sometimes unintentionally, if it hits an object it hurts. According to the doctor, what should I do? Will the injury if treated longer is not be good for my health? Or if you leave it quiet is not a problem? Thanks. Please help.
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Lumps that appear on the scar are called hypertrophic scars (if the bump does not exceed the wound limit) or keloid (if the bump widens beyond the wound limit). Both are not dangerous, will not cause certain complications if left unchecked, will not become cancerous, and as long as it does not interfere, there is no need for certain therapies as well. Sometimes the appearance of scars such as hypertrophic scars and keloids can feel itchy or painful when depressed, and can interfere with movement, especially if it appears in joint areas.
If the scars are not too large, applying silicon gel can help prevent the scars from getting bigger and can even help reduce the scars that have formed. You can also apply skin moisturizers around your scars to make the skin more elastic and can help reduce itching on the scars.
If indeed the scar interferes with the movement of your knee, you can consult directly with a dermatologist. Doctors can offer other alternative solutions such as:
inject corticosteroids into the scar, get rid of the scar by laser cryotherapy (freezing scar tissue until the tissue dies automatically), this therapy is usually combined with other therapies if the size of the scar is large enough
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