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A 59-year-old female asked:

what does "thickening of the supraspinatus tendon with linear high level t2 hyperintensity mean?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Thickening: is likely the result of degenerative changes. The high signal can be from a linear tear within the substance of the tendon (also the result of wear and tear on the tendon).
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Acute vs Chronic: Tendonitis is an acute injury of the tendon areas resulting in inflammation and irritation noted on imaging studies. Tendonopathy is a chronic condition in which inflammation is not the issue but micro tearing and lack of healing taking place in the tendon. Consider PRP or stem cell therapy for either condition to use your own body's healing and anti-inflammatory factors to regenerate tissue.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What is a tendon?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
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 24-year-old member asked:

How do I recover from pulling a tendon?

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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
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 not getting better.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How do you treat tear in a tendon. ?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
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 rest, similar to a muscle strain; complete tears or tears in muscles bearing high loads may require surgery. Often physical therapy will be a component of the plan, as will antiinflammatories and rest.
A 68-year-old member asked:

Can you tear a tendon in your foreman?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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 of an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is another name for a tendon?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
I'm not aware: of any other term for tendon in common usage

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