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Tendon (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Help please? How long does a staph infection last post op Achilles tendon debridement?

Depends: Was the staph infection before or after the debridement. Antibiotics will usually clear it up in 1-3 weeks depending on the depth and structures that are infected. ...Read more

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My stitches post debridement Achilles tendon surgery came apart, Is thst because something is poking through my incision?

My stitches post debridement Achilles tendon surgery came apart, Is thst because something is poking through my incision?

You need to get : In touch and see your surgeon. Do not play around. Wounds hat spread apart in the Achilles' tendon region potentially can be slow and poor healing wounds. ...Read more

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I'm going through Achilles debridement and rehab, are there any major do's or don'ts?

I'm going through Achilles debridement and rehab, are there any major do's or don'ts?

Yes.: You will have to stay off the ankle for 2 weeks after surgery. If its just a debridement you'll be place in a removable orthosis. If tendon repair is necessary you may placed in a cast. It will be 3 to 4 months of rehab after that. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had Achilles debridement w?

I had Achilles debridement w?

Achilles : What was the reson for debriedment? Don't understand your question. ...Read more

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Why re investigate an achilles debridement?

Why re investigate an achilles debridement?

That is an answer 4-: -your surgeon. If not satisfied seek a second opinion. That's my advice. ...Read more

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What happens if you tear your Achilles tendon?

What happens if you tear your Achilles tendon?

Several things: You will have trouble pointing your toes to the floor. The back of your foot will be swollen and painful. ...Read more

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What should I do if i reruptured my Achilles tendon?

What should I do if i reruptured my Achilles tendon?

Surgery: You may need to see a surgeon or a second surgeon if this is after a previous repair. Good luck. ...Read more

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Debridement (Definition)

Devitalised, or dead tissue is removed from the body using a variety of techniques, including surgery, and ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more