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what is the difference between tunneling and undermining

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Tenosynovitis is an: Inflammation of the sheath or covering of a tendon while carpal tunnel syndrome is a pinching or compression of the median nerve which travels through ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Same: Okay to ask your doc using these terms for clarification. They are basically the same, a long thin component to the wound. Sinus/tunnel can be difficu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Length of tunnel: Undermining is when a wound diameter is wider at its base (deep in the wound) than at the wound's skin edge. For example, the hole in the skin may be ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Tendon vs. Nerve: Pttd is a a tearing and degeneration of the tendon that holds up your arch it assists in rising up on toes. As it stretches out it can cause an incre ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See WebMD: See webmd, the question is too broad for this forum.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience in Podiatry
Different things: A tendon is the end of a muscle that connects the muscle to bone. The posterior tibial tendon attaches the tibialis posterior muscle to certain bones ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Carpal tunnel & PN: Carpal tunnel is a musculo-scheletal disorder, peripheral neuropathy is a neuropathic disorder.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sprain: is MUSCULAR Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a NERVE condition...and YES it can be fixed...(surgery) and sometimes PREVENTED ("Ergonomics"/SPLINTS) Follow ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Rsis are "injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compr ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Big difference: Tendonitis refers to inflammation of a tendon or tendons, carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve. Both can cause pain, and some of the trea ... Read More
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