scar tissue


Definition of scar tissue

: the connective tissue forming a scar and composed chiefly of fibroblasts in recent scars and largely of dense collagenous fibers in old scars

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Woods first had surgery on his left knee as a freshman at Stanford in 1994 to remove two benign tumors and scar tissue. Doug Ferguson,, "Tiger Woods undergoes surgery on his left knee for minor cartilage damage," 27 Aug. 2019 In some cases, laparoscopic surgery to remove lesions, cysts, and scar tissue may help minimize damage to the reproductive organs and allow for pregnancy, Dr. Herndon explains. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "How Does Endometriosis Impact Fertility?," 8 Feb. 2019 Almost all of the cases involve a type of textured implant that is designed to stop implants from slipping and to minimize scar tissue. Matthew Perrone, The Seattle Times, "US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer," 26 Mar. 2019 The secondary has experience but significant scar tissue after allowing more receptions of 20 yards or longer than any SEC team. Edgar Thompson,, "2019 College Football Rankings: No. 10 Texas A&M trending up under Jimbo Fisher," 15 Aug. 2019 Biocell implants feature a textured surface designed to prevent slippage and to minimize scar tissue. CBS News, "Breast implants tied to rare form of cancer recalled at FDA request," 24 July 2019 Textured breast implants are designed to stay in place in women's breasts by developing scar tissue that will stick to the implants, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Maggie O'neill,, "The FDA Announced a Breast Implant Recall. Here's Everything You Need To Know," 24 July 2019 The small implant, consisting of two coils, sits in the fallopian tube, which develops scar tissue. Mckenzie Schwark, Teen Vogue, "Essure Birth Control to Be Pulled From Market By Manufacturer," 23 July 2018 Her mother had scar tissue after a hysterectomy, and with that came a long-standing prescription for OxyContin. Kaitlin Menza, Good Housekeeping, "Mommy's Little Helper:," 13 Aug. 2016

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of scar tissue

: the connective tissue forming a scar and composed chiefly of fibroblasts in recent scars and largely of dense collagenous fibers in old scars

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