An Impressive Keloid,
What Do You See? No. 3

A keloid is an exuberant overgrowth of granulation tissue in response to a skin injury; in the case below the injury was a second degree burn to the dorsum of the hand. The burn initially appeared to heal without complication but proceeded to rapidly develop the thick ropy scar nodules which severely limited finger motion. This keloid was excised and replaced with a large split thickness skin graft.

 Keloid

ADDITIONAL SUGGESTED READING

Clinical Pearl No. 29 – The Hoffman-Tinel Sign

Clinical Pearl No. 25 – Froment’s Sign & Jeanne’s Sign in Ulnar Palsy

Clinical Pearl No. 24 – Tissue Maturity

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