Additional Conditions

Picture of Hypertrophic Scar

Picture of Hypertrophic Scar

Hypertrophic scarring represents an undesirable variant in the wound healing process. Another variant of wound healing, the keloid scar, is often used interchangeably with hypertrophic scarring, but this is incorrect. The excess connective tissue deposited in hypertrophic scarring is restricted to the area within the original wound. The excess connective tissue deposited in the keloid, however, extends beyond the area of the original wound.

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Text Source: National Library of Medicine/National Center for Biotechnology Information