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what exactly is tendon adhesion?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Tendon sheath adhesi: When tendons cross over joints they pass through a fibrous tunnel to anchor them down. Some times an inflammatory process affects these tunnels and cause adhesions, which keep the tendon from gliding freely

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A 20-year-old member asked:

Can you explain why patients with endometriosis have adhesions?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Sticky Surface: Endometriosis can spread to various surfaces around the pelvic organs. The colon, bladder, uterus, ovaries and tubes move around normally and as they move they touch other things and endometriosis can stick. Endometriosis can also potentially be carried by blood vessels to nearby area, or the surface of the bladder and colon may actually transform itself into endometriosis by chemical signals.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Can I do anything to avoid getting adhesions from a surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No.: Adhesions are due to your body's intrinsic reaction to inflammation. With that said, the extent of adhesions can be affected by the nature of the surgery, the degree of surgical trauma, and the extent of inflammation brought about by the disease we are trying to treat.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What happens if adhesions keep coming back?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Sometimes surgery: Adhesions are like internal scars, occur after surgery of the abdomen and pelvis, can occur after inflammatory problems like ruptured ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease. May cause no symptoms ever; may cause pain and/or bowel obstructions decades later. Bowel obstructions treated with nasogastric suction, IV fluids, and time. If don't resolve with conservative treatment, surgery to cut.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a adhesion and a keloid?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
External: Keloid is external thickenig of skin. An adhesion is scar tissue inside form surgery.
A 44-year-old member asked:

My tendons have been injured for a long time, what can I do?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Depends...: Depends a lot on the type of injury and specifically are we talking about an open or closed injury? I.E did the tendon get cut or has it been strained and chronically inflamed, two very different types of injury. A lot will also depend on the location and the type of treatment up to now. Best to see a local hand surgeon for evaluation.

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