A 45-year-old member asked:
are there any non surgical treatments for tendon tear?
1 doctor answer
Dr. J.Milo Sewards answered
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on which one: There are certainly non-surgical treatments for tendon injuries, but it depends on which tendon is injured. Some tendons in the hand heal well with splinting, some require surgery. Treatment for an achilles tendon is controversial, with some advocating for surgery and others for bracing or casting. You should check with your doctor to discuss relative risks and benefits for your specific injury.
Answered on Feb 16, 2015
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