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Doctor insights on: Archilles Tendon Injury

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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What's the best way to cure tendon injury?

Most need surgery: Most tendon injuries require surgery to repair or reattach them to bone. Some will heal on their own, but in most cases there will be some loss of function (weakness, decreased movement). Also, in many cases the repair needs to be done within a week or two. Waiting longer results in scarring which makes the repair more difficult and less likely to work as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a tendon injury to heal?

Depends: This depends on the severity of the injury. A strain can take weeks, partial tear may take the time like a bone fracture (6-8) weeks. A complete tear requires surgical repair and the recovery time varies. Speaking to an orthopedic surgeon will help. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an achille's tendon injury?

What sort of problem is an achille's tendon injury?

Leg injury: The achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. An injury to the achilles tendon could be tendinitis (inflammation) from overuse, direct trauma such as being kicked, sprain or strain from being subjected to a strong force, or a tear of the fibers of the tendon. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

What can I do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

Physical therapy.: Physical therapy may be beneficial. Check with your treating doctor to see if physical therapy is an option for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could go school with tendon injury?

Can you tell me if i could go school with tendon injury?

Sure You Can: Why would a tendon injury stop you from going to school? Keep studying and the tendon injury will heal on its own or with the help of your doctor. Consider seeing a specialist that may provide regenerative medicine procedures that can help heal these injuries faster. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Extensor tendon injury. Who treats it?

Hand surgeon: Tendon injuries in the hand are typically treated by a hand surgeon. Hand surgeons can orthopaedic surgeons (like myself), general or plastic surgeons. Look for someone who is board certified and has a certificate of additional qualification (caq) in hand surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get treatment for a tendon injury?

Start wih primary: Care doctor. It would be good to consult your primary care doctor who may be in a better position to determine, whether you need to see a rheumatologist, orthopedist or a physical medicine/rehabilitation doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how treat a common digital extensor tendon injury?

Can you tell me how treat a common digital extensor tendon injury?

Ice.: Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time, take an anti-inflammatory medication. You may need physical therapy in addition, to restore everything back to normal. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more