You will have a scar following this procedure. Most often these heal without any problems. However, it is possible that you will develop abnormal scars, especially if you have a history of keloids or excessive, thick scarring. Consultation with a dermatologist and discussion with your physician about your specific case are required if you are concerned with these issues. The appearance of the scars however does not predict your results of the operation. Even patients with enlarged scars can have excellent surgical results.
Open Carpal Tunnel Release Risks -- Abnormal Scarring
Clip Number: 20 of 24Presentation: Carpal Tunnel Release - Open
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