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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.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Long thin flexible: Tendons can also be broad and flat. Tendons connect muscle to bones.

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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.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: tendon?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Connect muscle-bone : Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made up of adjacent bones.
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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