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Achilles Tendon Rupture Non Surgical Treatment
Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?
That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way. You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help. Good luck. ...Read more
Options: Nonsurgical: physical therapies such as activity modification, supportive straps, and knee strengthening. For patients with chronic pain or instability, surgical options include arthrodesis (fusing the joint), fibular head resection, and proximal tibiofibular joint capsule reconstruction. It would be worth trying the non surgical techniques first. Find a good osteopath or sports physio ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds, activity mod: Hard to say exactly without knowing how extensive a meniscus injury but likely you may have some underlying degenerative changes (arthritis) and the meniscus tear may be one component of that. Options: oral joint health supplement, oral NSAID (motrin/naprosyn etc), minimize high impact exercise (running), and possible injections (cortisone or viscosupplementation). ...Read more
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No: This is not usually operated. Get a second opinion locally, or even go up to the mayo clinic. ...Read more
Will i need foot surgery for focal longitudinal split tear of the peroneus longus tendon, tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons, or a non visualized atf?
MAYBE: For the flexor tenosynovitis, no; PT, rest w/ a boot, NSAID's may help. "Non-visualized ATF?" I would have to see you clinically. Do you have an unstable ankle? "Split PL tendon"-I would start w/ a boot or brace, maybe PT. If it does not get better and it hurts, may need repair. Good luck! Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Peroneal tendons subluxing. Extensor retinaculum repair just failed. Cavus foot from CS. Can both retinacula (2) & cavus be fixed at once? Techniques?
Strength and ROM: Typically after an achilles repair rehab involves strengthening the muscles of the lower leg/ankle, while increase rom (range of motion) and flexibility. It is an area that must be rehabbed carefuly, as reinjuring the tendon is possible and certainly not ideal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Achilles rupture: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more about the history and why you are looking for a third option. In the healthy patient, i wouldn't recommend to a patient not have their achilles tendon repaired surgically or conservatively treated with casting. Patients who are not surgical candidates and do not or can not heal via casting require a brace to assist in gait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffered a fractured fibula and ruptured deltoid ligament that required surgical repair. Are long-term consequences likely?
Anatomic: Not if the repair is anatomic and you didn't suffer an injury to the articular cartilage of the talus at the time of the injury. It's usually impossible to tell if there has been any cartilage damage actutely and if there is it can take decades to be experienced clinically or be seen on plain films. ...Read more
Revision rotator cuff surgery failed w/complete full-thickness infra tear w/1.5cm retraction.All 3 other tendon intact. Can get cuff tear arthropathy?
Frozen Shoulder: You are at high risk of developing a frozen shoulder if the revision of a full thickness tear of the conjoint tendon of the rotator cuff failed. I hope you are in physical therapy and have a set of low cost safe resistance bands at home to reduce impingement. By the way, the three main muscles of the rotator cuff are supraspinatus, infraspinatus and Teres minor. They insert via a common tendo ...Read more
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