I may developed keloid or hypertrophic scar, which do I have?
I had a big hard lump under my surgical incision four months after the surgery.
I had my metacarpal sugery on 28th April to fix my fifth finger. Now the wound has healed and my bone’s alignment is good on X-ray. However there is still that big, hard lump on my fifth knuckle, where the incision is. I am very worried and my surgeon suggest me to do scar message and come back to him in late Oct.
After searching online I realised I may developed keloid or hypertrophic scar. However I would like to figure out which is the one I have (their degree of harm are fundamentally different I guess).
I am 21 years old, male, Asian.
Thank you very much.