I have a wide scar on my leg that I got years ago. I have tried creams and stuff. When is surgery a good idea to improve a scar? Can a cream or a laser make it thinner?
Scar improvement has several phases and the condition of your body and how the wound occurred have parts to play. Early on after wounding there is the question of whether or not to have surgery to repair the wound. If the edges are clean and close together, then surgery is not always beneficial. If they are apart or the wound is dirty a proper medical evaluation and/or surgery can make things better down the line. When in doubt, get that evaluation.
Once the wound has started healing, Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Truth in Cosmetic Surgery*
In my office mail this morning I found my medical school classmate, Janet Cathey, looking back at me from the front of the lastest issue of the Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. Her photo was linked to an article entitled “When Healers Need Healing: Physicians’ Experiences on the Receiving End of Medicine.”
I knew that Janet had been injured in a car accident last summer. I have tried reaching out to her with notes, etc. She had “closed” herself off from me and many others trying to reach out, so it was nice to see the report on her.
Janet had a busy gynecology practice prior to the accident. I heard that she had since retired due to the back injury sustained in the accident. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Suture for a Living*
Oh, good. Everything’s under control. The Scientologists are there.
Amid the mass of aid agencies piling in to help Haiti quake victims is a batch of Church of Scientology “volunteer ministers”, claiming to use the power of touch to reconnect nervous systems….
Some doctors at the hospital are skeptical. One US doctor, who asked not to be named, snorted: “I didn’t know touching could heal gangrene.” Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at GruntDoc*