A 22-year-old male asked:
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if a popping sound is heard during time of a tendon injury, does this automatically mean the tendon is completely torn?

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Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
No: Sometimes, tendons or ligaments will pop when strained or partially torn. If you can move the extremity with good strength and not much pain, it's probably not completely torn. If it continues to be painful or swollen, or you have trouble using the extremity, see a doctor. Good luck!
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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