Monthly Archives: February 2012

Scar Medicine: Healing 2 Types of Sternotomy Scars

February is Heart Month. This brings to mind the topic of heart surgery, which is a way to treat problems such as coronary heart disease and heart failure. Heart surgery is also used for transplants and repairing heart valves. Much preparation is done for heart surgery, and it varies slightly depending on what type. According… Read more »

Wound Healing and Scars

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Because healing  processes vary, even a perfect wound closure performed by a skilled physician can result in a scar.  In certain patients, scars can become raised, reddened and firm.  These “hyper” enlarged scars are known as hypertrophic or keloid scars.  People with dark skin or those who tan easily are more likely to develop these… Read more »