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Reducing the impact of hypertrophic scarring

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Reducing the impact of hypertrophic scarring

Clare McGrory
17 September 2013

While a “normal” scar is soft, flat, pale in colour, and hardly visible, the deeper a wound is and the longer it takes to heal, the more abnormal and problematic the subsequent scar may be. Hypertrophic scarring is a common scar abnormality and often occurs following burns. This article explores how early and ongoing scar assessment is important and sets out specific regimens suitable for those with hypertrophic scars.

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