Keloid & Corn Surgery
Keloid is an overgrowth of the scar tissue that develops around a wound, usually after the wound has healed. A keloid scar is sometimes confused with a hypertrophic scar. However, keloid usually grows beyond the borders of the original wound whereas in a hypertrophic scar the tissue stays within the wound border.
- The scar has grown beyond the original line of trauma and may be raised and irregular.
- The texture is rubbery.
- It is red in the early stages but becomes brown or pale with age.
- There are no hair follicles or sweat glands within the scar.
- Keloids over a joint can contract and restrict movement.