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how long does it take tendons to heal in the wrist

A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Weeks to months.: Tendons heal with time and rest. Depending on your rehab and how severe it was, it may take weeks to months. Go see your physical therapist for adv ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
17 years experience Hand Surgery
It depends: There are several tendons and many more ligaments of the wrist. Ususally when referring to a strain it is in referrence to a ligament. Tendons becom ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
That : That sounds like a very significant injury. Your doctor who did the surgery will want to see you back as he now has a medical relationship with you. ... Read More
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
This : This sounds like a very serious injury. If you are unable to use your hand or move your finger that may mean that the ligaments or tendons were severe ... Read More
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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.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
If it is a tendon: it may take months to heal, provided you have adequate brace to support it while it does. Tendons are notoriously slow things to heal because of the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
If only slightly cut: It doesn't matter. If repaired, 3 weeks for flexor and 4 for extensor to start moving under their own power.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 years experience Rheumatology
Weeks to months: Weeks to months.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Rest, ice (if there's swelling/pain) on & off throughout the day, elevation (for swelling), NSAID (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) for pain & inflammation (un ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
24 years experience Hand Surgery
It takes time: People who've sustained wrist (distal radius) fractures associated with ligament or cartilage (TFCC) tears can expect it to take several months to hea ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: "exercise" is not typically a treatment for tendonitis, if that is in fact what you have. In fact, just the opposite, rest is what is usually called f ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
51 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: Depending on the cause of the pain, a cortisone injection may be very helpful. Rest, ice, a splint, and simple meds like advil or aleve (naproxen) sh ... Read More
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