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Treatment for atrophied tissue from Kenelog

I got a Kenalog injection 8 months ago for allergies in my hip and it has atrophied so much that it causes pain to sit, and sometime just standing. At times pain goes down my leg to the calf.  My doctor said it was the worst he has seen and is referring me to a plastic surgeon  How long does this condition continue to progress?  Is it self limiting?  Does that mean I can never take a steroid in the future?  I can't tell if the bones hurt or it's just the tissue. Will  the tisisiue ever self regenerate?  Is collagen a permanent solution or will it have to be repeated periodically?  
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
Such type of atrophied tissue can be due to sunken scars which is a common side effect of kenalog injections. Unfortunately for this type of scarring or pitting, there is no medical cream as such which can treat it but surgical excision by a good plastic surgeon, collagen filling  and laser resurfacing have given promising results. I would therefore recommend these two.All the advertised creams which claim to treat it are an eye wash and the condition can be treated only from a plastic surgeon or a cosmetologist/dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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Thank you for your reply and explanation.  I had not thought of scar tissue.  Your explanation gave me considerable relief as evidently this withering process stops and doesn't continue on and on.  Who would have ever thought Kenalog had potential dangers?  
Nanex
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