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Wound Hardening

Not completely burn relevant but wound relevant- after getting stitches and treatment , the wound is starting to heal, but the area around the wound has hardened. Any reason why? There doesn't seem to be blood collecting in that area (no bruising).
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There are several stages to wound healing.  Though it may appear that a wound has healed or closed, the actual process of wound healing may take upto a year to complete.  Often a hardened ridge under a wound is normal and some actuallt will call this a healing ridge.  This usually gets better and softens as the wound remodels.

As you point out, problems can develop that may make a wound feel odd.  A hematoma or blood under the wound as well as an abscess or infection.  
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