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Have severe pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of grip in left hand. i had an mri & one paragraph states: extensor compartments: there is severe tendinosis with high grade partial tearing of the abductor police longus tendon distal ...

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Tendon tear: Your MRI indicates a partial tear of a tendon in your arm that is needed for use of your thumb. Whether this can be managed via splinting and allowing it to heal, or if it would benefit from an operation is something a hand surgeon could advise you -- after a more thorough history and physical examination.
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