II. Pathophysiology: Stages

  1. Stage 1: Inflammation occurs for up to first 10 days
  2. Stage 2: Proliferation occurs over next 14 days
  3. Stage 3: Maturation and remodeling may continue for years

III. Signs

  1. Isolated to site of Skin Injury
    1. Contrast with Keloid which extends beyond the scar
  2. Distribution
    1. Can occur anywhere, but have a predilection for extensor surfaces
  3. Timing
    1. Onset within 1 month of wound and regress and flatten with time

IV. Course

  1. Regress over time

V. Management

  1. See Keloid

VI. Prevention

  1. See Keloid

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