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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Surgery Or Cast

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Is surgery necessary to heal tendonitis or tendon strain?

Is surgery necessary to heal tendonitis or tendon strain?

No: This is not usually operated. Get a second opinion locally, or even go up to the mayo clinic. ...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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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Fairly common: Only cases that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment, are candidates for surgical ligament reconstruction. ...Read more

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Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Either: A podiatrist can be an ankle surgeon, you likely meant podiatrist or orthopedist, either can help you. ...Read more

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Extensor tendons in foot sublux/snapping over bones. Torn ext. retinaculum no surgeon will replace. Any brace (non AFO) to hold tendons in place?

Extensor tendons in foot sublux/snapping over bones. Torn ext. retinaculum no surgeon will replace. Any brace (non AFO) to hold tendons in place?

Retinaculum: Unfortunately the extensor retinaculum is the housing complex for the tendons. Keep looking for a surgeon to repair. A brace will help short term, but not long term. ...Read more

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Can an Achilles tendon rupture be healed without surgery ?

Can an Achilles tendon rupture be healed without surgery ?

Yes : Partial tears can heel without surgery. I suggest you discuss treatment options with your dr. ...Read more

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How big of a cast for Achilles tendon torn?

How big of a cast for Achilles tendon torn?

Short leg cast: Casting for a torn achilles, if indicated, is a short leg (below knee) cast. This is initially in a gravity equinus (toes downward) position and the angle is gradually increased until the foot is at 90 degrees to the leg. ...Read more

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Peroneal tendons subluxing. Extensor retinaculum repair just failed. Cavus foot from CS. Can both retinacula (2) & cavus be fixed at once? Techniques?

Peroneal tendons subluxing. Extensor retinaculum repair just failed. Cavus foot from CS. Can both retinacula (2) & cavus be fixed at once? Techniques?

Yes: the cavus is the bone position typically as in your condition at the heel. A bone cut can be made to align the heel. The retinacular repair can be done at the same time. ...Read more

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Can you fix a partially torn patellar tendon with surgery?

Can you fix a partially torn patellar tendon with surgery?

I would think so: please discuss with an orthopedic. I believe there is an arthroscopic procedure for this ...Read more

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When is ankle ligament surgery neccassory?

When is ankle ligament surgery neccassory?

When: It does not heal by conservative treatment or if the damage is too sever. ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more

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I cant doriflex or plantarflex my ankle due to a avulsion distsl fibula fracture and syndesmotic rupture...is surgery likely?

I cant doriflex or plantarflex my ankle due to a avulsion distsl fibula fracture and syndesmotic rupture...is surgery likely?

Yes: You need to be treated by a podiatrist trained in ankle surgery or an orthopedist . You run the risk of significant arthritis in the joint. ...Read more

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What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

Depends: There are so many variables like how bad the fracture or tear was that a comparison is not really fair. Let's say both are not good both can hurt and neither are fun to undergo. ...Read more

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Torn ankle ext. retinaculum. surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?

Torn ankle ext. retinaculum. surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?

Orthopedic surg or .: An orthopedic surg, a Physiatrist or a sports med, specialist. Could give inj of steroid. You could also be a candidate for a different tpye of injection called prolotherapy. It involves a type of solution that stimulates thickening of damaged ligaments and tendons. ...Read more

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Torn ligament, surgery helpful for ankle area?

Maybe: If the ligament is fully torn and the foot is in pain and ustable then surgery would be helpful. ...Read more

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Ankle ext retinaculum torn after fasciotomy & injury in PT. Tib ant bowstringing. How can reconstruct retinaculum w/o causing CS pressure to return?

Ankle ext retinaculum torn after fasciotomy & injury in PT. Tib ant bowstringing. How can reconstruct retinaculum w/o causing CS pressure to return?

Reconstruction?: Plantaris tendon (if you have one) overlay may do the trick as a static wrap between tibialis posterior and Achilles tendons. Talk to your Orthopedist or plastic surgeon at a University setting ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Tendon Surgery (Definition)

Tendons attach muscles to bone. So, depends if partial tear or calcification or tendinosis( previous tendinitis that has healed in irregular pattern with continued pain past point healing) really question for surgeon to explain what ...Read more


Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more