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Thick scars after tts/heel spur excision

Posted by Linda on 5/20/02 at 07:12 (084647)

I have had surgery in both feet, and right after surgery, my podiatrist ordered me this Adhesive gel sheet product called Cica-Care. It has reduced my scars a great deal. The first surgery I had in December, I was given a cortizone shot to break up scar tissue, but it didn't work.
I was wondering why doctors don't recommend this more often if it is covered by insurance companies? I am so glad I haven't had to have another cortizone shot in my let foot. The cica-care is helping a lot.
Just thought i'd share this

Re: Thick scars after tts/heel spur excision

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/20/02 at 15:13 (084687)

I cannot speak for other docs but I use Cica-Care all the time. Insurance coverage is not an issue since I generally provide it for my patients at no added cost to them. I consider it to be part of good post-op care.
Ed

Re: Thick scars after tts/heel spur excision

Carmon S. on 5/22/02 at 21:05 (084937)

Thanks for sharing. I did read about this on the net and happy to hear from someone who has actually tried it. This would probably be good for my keloid scar.

Re: Thick scars after tts/heel spur excision

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/20/02 at 15:13 (084687)

I cannot speak for other docs but I use Cica-Care all the time. Insurance coverage is not an issue since I generally provide it for my patients at no added cost to them. I consider it to be part of good post-op care.
Ed

Re: Thick scars after tts/heel spur excision

Carmon S. on 5/22/02 at 21:05 (084937)

Thanks for sharing. I did read about this on the net and happy to hear from someone who has actually tried it. This would probably be good for my keloid scar.