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how long does it take hand tendons to heal after surgery to repair severed tendons

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
3-4 wks : Minimum till active motion.
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: 5-6 weeks usually but i don't allow full strengthening until 8-10 weeks.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sung ho Bae
19 years experience Podiatry
Yes it is: Yes it takes 4-6 weeks for soft tissue to heal and hence the need to immobilize.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly : Ask your surgeon for sure.0
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes after repairing the tendon and I am assuming it is a flexion tendon they have to protect the repair so they placed you either in a whole hand spli ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
6 weeks: But ask your surgeon, the repair might havebeen extensive.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not : Not all tendon lacerations require surgery. I hope that your insurance status played no role in the care that you received. If a tendon is more than ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
6-8 weeks: Toe fractures usually heal in 6-8 weeks where the fracture has bridging bone on x-ray and the fragments become stable. Swelling may persist for month ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
U need to talk it --: over with your surgeon, as all of us have our own postop routines that we follow. Your surgeon is the only one who knows the type of repair, the quali ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Should: There is a good chance. Depends on several factors, but that's the hope with surgery that it will heal. Physical therapy will be needed
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
This would : Be variable as different patients present with different extents of the injury. Some tendons can be shredded or retracted and they will heal at a diff ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Achilles Tendon Surg: Surgeries to fix the achilles tendon typically bring the ends of the torn tendon together and have some further reinforcement. Then there is a period ... Read More
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