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Knee injury, pink discoloration. X-ray shows nothing is broken. Will plastic surgery prevent scarring?

I fell 9/30/12 on pavement and scraped my knee very badly. The wound has healed but it is still very pink looking. Is it possible I still have debris in the knee from the pavement? I went the emergency room the next day but they didn t even clean it; just x-rayed it and found nothing broken. Can plastic surgery done now keep this from scarring so badly since it s right on the front of my knee and it is about 1 inch long and 1 inch wide.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi thanks for the query.
Some bad abrasions over the knee look pink after the healing. The should not be any debris if the wound is superficial . If it is ugly looking scar and badly scarred with puckering ( skin folds) then only you need to have plastic surgery done for it. You can consult a plastic surgeon near by who can advice you regarding any gels or lotions or bandages to reduce scarring.
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