Knee replacement scar

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Had PKR seven weeks ago and have got Keloid scar at the middle of the knee upwards. Any idea what I can do to reduce this and stop it happening when I have surgery on the left knee

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    Some peole are naturally prone to keloids, in which case it is rather hard to keep  them at bay.  On the other hand, apart from bio oil there are scar specific creams on the market that you can massage into the scar. Whilst doing the massaging it might be a good idea to bend/stretch your knee as inaction can cause the scar to thicken. Dont forget there is scarring under the skin as well. If you google how to heal a keloid, it should lead to the "Wikihow" page.  Avoid clicking on the numerous ads though.  Good luck
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    The scar will naturally fade, I have a girl friend who has had both knees replaced. She used bio oil and massaged her knees every day. Her scars are minimal now, just light lines across her knees.


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    I've been using Bio Oil. But unfortunately I've been told that short of cosmetic surgery nothing can be done for keloids. If you are prone to keloid this will be an issue for you from now on. A lot of African Americans suffer from this problem. You can always seek medical advice. Try to keep it moisturerized. Good luck.
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