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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Tendon: A tendon very simply is the structure that connects muscle to bone allowing the muscle to thereby "do it's thing" i.E move the bone.

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Indirectly by strengthening associated muscualture.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
I'm not aware: of any other term for tendon in common usage
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
35 years experience in Hand Surgery
Repetitive extension: Multiple causes can lead to extensor carpi ulnaris tendon pathology. The mechanism to "tear" would be loading the tendon by extension and radial devia ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends on a lot: This depends greatly on which tendon, degree of tear, and functional goals of the patient. At best, some tears can be managed with pain control and re ... Read More
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A 76-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Tendons tear from trauma and if the injury was directed at the forearm, it could happen there. You should ice the injured area and seek the attention ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience in Sports Medicine
Six weeks: It takes generally about six weeks. Do ice and stretch to help in recovery. I persist, something else may be going on. Seek medical attention if is no ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: Pain, swelling, difficulty moving joint of attachment.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation to start.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
42 years experience in Podiatry
Severed tendon: If the tendon is in good contact with the opposite side of the severed are, it may heal within 3-4 weeks. However, the tendon, if completely severed ... Read More

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