Cutaneous scars are required to glide and stretch with healthy skin for normal physiologic function, especially near joints. However, scars are generally stiffer than normal skin. This is mainly because the scar is thicker and has an inferior collagen quality. Pliability is a term used to represent the reduced extensibility of the collagen fiber network and the amount of mechanical tension in the scar. This stiffness may cause limited joint mobility, pain and a sensation of ‘stuckness’ or ‘stiffness’ in the tissues.