Scar contractures, hypertrophic scars, and keloids.

  title={Scar contractures, hypertrophic scars, and keloids.},
  author={Anthony E Brissett and David A. Sherris},
  journal={Facial plastic surgery : FPS},
  volume={17 4},
A scar contracture is the result of a contractile wound-healing process occurring in a scar that has already been reepithelialized and adequately healed. Keloids and hypertrophic scars (HTSs) are fibrous tissue outgrowths that result from a derailment in the normal wound-healing process. The exact incidence of keloids and HTSs remains unknown. Beyond the common belief that trauma is the initiating event of keloid and hypertrophic scar formation, the remainder of the process remains uncertain. A… CONTINUE READING

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