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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. ...Read more

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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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. ...Read more

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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.". ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 itself. 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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for tendon laceration?

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

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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. ...Read more

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Hand surgeon needed to help finger tendon laceration?

Hand surgeon needed to help finger tendon laceration?

Absolutely: You should have it looked at ASAP by a hand surgeon ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Achilles tendon?

Achilles tendon: Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the back of your heel. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I lengthen my Achilles tendon?

Mainly 2 options: Stretching vs surgical procedures
see your foot and ankle doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of a torn Achilles tendon?

Inability to walk: Properly, swelling, a palpable defect, difficulty pushing off while walking, pain. Etc. ...Read more

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I have pain only when my Achilles tendon is relaxed, what could this be?

I have pain only when my Achilles tendon is relaxed, what could this be?

You have tendonitis: The most common cause is sports injury, the second most common cause in elevation of uric acid, if more than 6.0. The third common cause low thyroid, check tsh, if more than 2.0 is abnormal. In all you need treatment. Can try ice and strech. ...Read more

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Growth-like bump on Achilles tendon?

Options: It may take a physical examination to get to the bottom of things. Clearly, it could be a "growth" or just an enlargement of existing tissues. The enlargement could be from the bone immediately under the tendon, on the tendon or from the tissues immediately on top of the tendon. Whether it is new growth, part of a repair process or due to mechanical irritation are just some subtleties. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See below: Clinical exam and perhaps and mri. Can be partial tear or complete tear. Complete tear is more obvious and will prevent you from walking or standing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to rupture my Achilles tendon?

Any injury is : Possible for everyone. Are you doing something in particular that you are concerned may not be a good idea? ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

Awful: A full-blown true rupture leaving a depression in the tendon called a dell may require surgery. An MRI will help make that decision. A partial rupture or tear may not. The latter will need immobilization, non weight bearing, rest, elevation, ice, and meds... ...Read more

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What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

Direct trauma: Achilles tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state.
Injuries for achilles tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. ...Read more

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Tendon Laceration (Definition)

A tendon laceration is a cut or ripped tendon. This typically causes reduction in motion of the bone that the ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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