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Post surgery scar management

My wound has healed but what can I do about my scar? Post surgery scar management Scars are part of the body’s natural healing response following a wound created either by an injury or surgical procedure. Sometimes the body can produce an excessive amount of the scar tissue which can result in the scar sticking to some …

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Scar Management – Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist

After an injury or surgery, our bodies naturally make scar. Scar tissue can become a problem if it limits function and/or is unpleasant to look at. Scar tissue can be treated. A physical or occupational therapist who specializes in treating upper extremity injuries can help. There are several factors a therapist assesses to determine the …

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Treating Linear Scars over Joints

This blog is a dialogue between our clinical experts Jerry Ditz, DPT, Dip. Osteopractic, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN and Karol Young, OTD, OTR/L, CHT. Question: Linear scars over a joint, such as those created by extensor tendon repairs over finger joints or in a total knee arthroplasty, can limit range of motion and function. What …

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