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How long does tendon rupture need to recover?

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Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience in Hand Surgery
Depends: In general tendons can take 3-6 months to fully heal. Depending on which tendon is torn the treatment can vary.
Answered on Sep 24, 2018

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