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How is Achilles tendon transfer performed. How long is the recovery?

How is Achilles tendon transfer performed. How long is the recovery?

Up to 3-6 months: Could be a minimum of 3 months and could be up to 6 months or even more. Depending on the specific type of surgery done. ...Read more

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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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What is the most effective muscle relaxant to be used before Achilles tendon stretching as i need to prepare for tendon transfer for foootdrop?

What is the most effective muscle relaxant to be used before Achilles tendon stretching as i need to prepare for tendon transfer for foootdrop?

As your podiatrist: Personally, i haven't often used muscle relaxants specifically to accompany achilles stretching. (it's actually the calf muscle, not the tendon that stretches) if your surgeon has recommended this, they would be the one to ask. You need to choose drugs careful preceding surgery and make sure the anesthesiologist knows what you have been taking. ...Read more

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Who is a good cadidate for tendon transfer surgery? I have been having some trouble with my thumbs and i just heard about this procedure. Who is a good candidate for a tendon transfer? .

Who is a good cadidate for tendon transfer surgery? I have been having some trouble with my thumbs and i just heard about this procedure.  Who is a good candidate for a tendon transfer?

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I : I asume the thumb issue may be at the base of the thumb and the proceedyre you are talking about is an anchovi proc. It is used for carpal-metacarpal joint arthritis where the joint space is removed and essentially stuffed with tendonenous material as a spacer and cushion. ...Read more

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What is a tendon transfer surgery?

For weakness: Transfer of a tendon is done when there is a weakness in a tendon and need the use of another tendon to help. This can also help with instability of a foot or ankle for stabilization. ...Read more

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How do you do a tendon transfer surgery?

Depends: Depends on location, which tendon is being transferred and for what particular reason the transfer is needed. The most common lower extremity tendon transfer is for a flexible hammertoe deformity. ...Read more

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Can you play the guitar after tendon transfer surgery?

Can you play the guitar after tendon transfer surgery?

Yes...: ...If you could play before surgery. Of course, there's plenty of rehab and conditioning before you return to preop function, and there's no guarantee you'll not have some, or even significant, deficit. Speak to your hand surgeon about your concerns, for a realistic discussion about convalescence and expectations . Good luck..And enjoy your music. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from tendon transfer surgery?

8 weeks: Typically being in a cast for 4-8 weeks, and then physical therapy with a total recovery of approximately 2-3 months depending on the type of tendon that is transfered. It is important to discuss this fully with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is tendon transfer surgery only for hands? Can a tendon transfer be performed on feet as well or is it just a treatment that can currently be performed on hands? .

Is tendon transfer surgery only for hands? Can a tendon transfer be performed on feet as well or is it just a treatment that can currently be performed on hands?

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Tendon : Tendon transfers are well described for treating muscular imbalances in the foot and ankle. They are not only for the hands and upper extremities. An orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon can evaluate you and determine whether the condition you have is appropriate for such a procedure. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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