6 wks post op staples removed and dark colored scar tissue

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hi fellow ankle messer uppers lol! i had my staples out 6 days ago. there is still a tiny open wound which i put a bandaid over and a dark color along the incision. my sister thinks it is dead tissue. does this fall off on its own?

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    Is it a straight line? If so, it could be ink. I think most surgeons mark the incision in such a way that they can make sure the skin matches up correctly when they do the staples.
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    Hi Donna

    I had what looked like dead tissue along the insicion

    Line , as well as purple marker pen - the tissue flaked off on its own - I used Bio Oil and my scar looks great at this point - 11 weeks post op.



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    My surgeon was always pulling off my scabs and dead tissue at my appts super gross. Mine is still dark red at 14 weeks post op and believe it or not I still have one scab to go. 3 months in the cast without the air at it. I hope they get less visible in time.

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