What is the role of therapeutic injections in the management of painful scars?

Updated: Jun 19, 2018
  • Author: Anthony H Wheeler, MD; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Painful scars following injury or surgery also may be associated with pain and hyperesthesia. Infiltration of LA, sometimes accompanied by corticosteroids, has been reported to be beneficial in many cases. Concomitant topical or oral agents may be useful, as well as application of transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS).


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