scar tissue


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scar tissue

[′skär ‚tish·ü]
(medicine)
Contracted, dense connective tissue that is formed by the healing process of a wound or diseased tissue.
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After a thorough evaluation it was clear that the scar tissue and adhesions from the past surgeries, which were wrapped around his ankle into the arch of the foot and up the back of the Achilles tendon, were major contributors to his problems.
The HOPE trial enrolled 25 boys with DMD who were at least 12 years of age at the time of screening and who have DMD-associated cardiomyopathy, defined as the presence of scar tissue in at least four left ventricular segments as determined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Scars are a natural part of the healing process and the scar tissue that forms changes over many months.
Professor Zaman added: "This new procedure seeks to reduce the size of the scar tissue by literally 'tying it off .'.
The mechanism of subcising deeper scar tissue also seems to be more effective than that of microneedling.
In cases where scar tissue breakdown is the goal, this treatment time can be much longer.
I resisted this idea initially as it involved surgery on the upper lip and the idea of the resulting scar tissue was a concern.
Scar tissue, a side effect of heart attacks, can trigger dangerous and potentially fatal heart rhythms.
e mum of one suffered a tear to her oesophagus during an operation this month to remove scar tissue from inside her throat.
As the heart heals, the dead muscle is replaced with scar tissue, but because this does not beat like healthy heart muscle the ability to pump blood around the body is reduced.
With a chronic injury, scar tissue stacks up, clogging the injury site with fibers that stop new nerves from sprouting.
David said: "Scar Tissue is a crime thriller set in Kolkata about a British woman trying to discover who her murdered husband really was, amid claims of drug smuggling, child trafficking and murder.