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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Laceration

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What is the definition or description of: tendon laceration?

What is the definition or description of: tendon laceration?

A torn tendon: A tendon laceration is a cut or ripped tendon. This typically causes reduction in motion of the bone that the tendon is connected to.

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Tendon (Definition)

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What is the treatment for tendon laceration?

What is the treatment for tendon laceration?

Surgical repair: If the tendon is completely severed, then repair is usually the treatment of choice. You need to consult a specialist for a complete evaluation. Dr l.

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with tendon laceration?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with tendon laceration?

Yes: All surgeons, but especially orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons, would consider it to be their "bread and butter.".

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When is surgery necessary for a partial tendon laceration?

When is surgery necessary for a partial tendon laceration?

Consult hand surgeon: Typically must be explored and evaluated by a hand surgeon. Repair will be based on area of injury, percent of disruption and what the edges look like.

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Is surgery necessary for a partial tendon laceration or does it heal back together on its own?

Is surgery necessary for a partial tendon laceration or does it heal back together on its own?

It could: First let us define what partial rupture means: less than one third of the tendon wedth. Partial tendon laceration could heel on his own. Her the two senario.1- you know the tendon is partially lacerated and you precaution to let heel by it self. 2- you do not know is partially rupture and you my not take the precaution needed to heal it, in this situation it may rupture completely. Thank you.

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How can I help finger tendon laceration?

How can I help finger tendon laceration?

Hand specialist: A laceration that extends through to the tendon of a finger is best managed by an orthopedic hand specialist. All the best!

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for tendon laceration?

Hand suergen: Hand surgeon hand surgeon will be the best choice if could not find orthopedic surgeon and or plastic surgeon.

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How much should I get off work due to tendon laceration?

Depends: Time off work mainly depends on the type of work you do. Many people can return to work within a week or two. If your job requires significant work with the hands than you may need more time off.

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Can I tear my Achilles tendon?

Can I tear my Achilles tendon?

You could: Achilles tendon rupture can result from an injury, and the degree of pain and disability depends on how extensive the tear is. Sometimes there is a palpable knot in the back or above the back of the heel, and bearing weight there is quite painful and/or difficult. See a doctor as soon as possible for a proper evaluation. Good luck!

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Why does my Achilles tendon hurt?

See below: More information would be nice, such as when it hurts did you injure it. Achilles pain tends to be caused by 2 things. 1. Hyperextension 2. Direct trauma

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What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

Tendinitis.: If the tendon is inflammed, it results in Achilles tendinitis. The pain is usually resolved with physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications.

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Where is the Achilles tendon located?

Where is the Achilles tendon located?

Anatomy: The achilles tendon is composed of 2 different muscles that start on the back side of your thigh and leg; they join together and then insert on the back portion of your heel or calcaneus.

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How did the Achilles tendon get its name?

Its a Myth: This may be the origin Achilles is the name of the Greek mythological hero of the Trojan War.

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What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

Trauma: Most likely cause. There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear.

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How can you strengthen an Achilles tendon?

Physical therapy: If you are recuperating from an injury, consider asking your doc about physical therapy.

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How can I keep my Achilles tendon healthy?

Stretching: Key to keeping achilles healthy and functional is to keep it supple by stretching and maintaining flexibility. Proper nutrition and maintaining normal BMI helps too.

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Bets way to deal with Achilles tendon pain?

Rest / Rehabilitate: Treatment for mild achilles tendon problems includes rest, immobilization, and anti-inflammatory medication. You may benefit with well-cushioned shoes with a slight heel lift. Treatment for severe problems, such as a torn or ruptured tendon, may include surgery or immobilization via a cast, splint, brace, or walking boot, exercise, either in physical therapy or in a rehab program can also help.

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What can I do for pain in my Achilles tendon?

What can I do for pain in my Achilles tendon?

Rest and rehab: The problem with achilles tendon is the poor circulation for healing. So it takes longer to heal than other tendons or muscles. First rest and ice the tendon to reduce the inflammation. Then stretching (dynamic and static) to reduce the tension on the tendon that causes it to get sore. First get eval by a podiatrist then they will guide you when physical therapy is right.

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How serious is it when an Achilles tendon snaps?

See below: If by snap you mean rupture it can be very serious. Because you loose control to point your foot downward.

Dr. Harinder Gill
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