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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: It starts with a physical examination. Then to evaluate further, you might have an ultrasound or an mri.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
19 years experience Podiatry
Direct trauma: Tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates r ... Read More
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Dr. Toni Lin
Dr. Toni Lin answered
Specializes in Hand Surgery
Torn tendon: Tendons can also rupture from degeneration due to chronic injury or multiple cortisone injections.
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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
17 years experience Hand Surgery
Absolutely: Most commonly due to traumatic injuries that can disrupt the tendon. Usually the tendon ruptures and takes a small piece of bone or the tendon will r ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Loss of motion: The tendon connects a muscle to the bone. If a tendon ruptures, the muscle will no longer move the joint.
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Dr. M Felix Freshwater
49 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain weakness: Tendons are attached to muscles. Usually it's the muscle that tears. Either way you lose strength and motion in the effected joint.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: In general tendons can take 3-6 months to fully heal. Depending on which tendon is torn the treatment can vary.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
21 years experience General Surgery
Certain antibiotics: Several can, perhaps the best known are a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. Common types are Ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Not likely: It's not a common injury statistically however it is a serious injury that will usually require surgical correction.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you: A tendon is the fibrous tissue that attaches muscle to bone in the human body. The forces applied to a tendon may be more than 5 times your body weigh ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Discontinuity: A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Not fun: Achilles is a major tendon in the leg which plays important role in foot function. Ruptures are sometimes treated via cast immobilization and other ti ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
41 years experience Podiatry
Most commonly it: Is from a foreceful motion with a sudden change in direction which applies a torque to the tendon. Examples are a sudden change in direction when pla ... Read More

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