Best ways to break up underarm scar tissue?

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Question from Tzcps: What are the best ways to break up scar tissue under the arm after an axillary dissection and radiation?
Answers - Linda Miller Massage and stretching of the axilla is the best way to remodel scar tissue. I would suggest avoiding aggressive massage over previously radiated tissue because, as Dr. Brill has mentioned, the blood flow of radiated tissue is not as good as previous.

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