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A 41-year-old female asked:

Ultrasound of foot showed 3/4 of a torn tendon. the whole ankle is swollen and has fluid all around. what's the next step? on celebrex (celecoxib) 200mg.surgery?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 30 years experience
It depends: If you had a strained ankle, how long ago it occur, which ligament is involved. If recent, rest and ice with anti-inflammatory is the way to go.
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