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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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I'm having a tendon transfer surgery on my hand i was wondering if i was going to be able to do skilled movement with like playing the keyboard?

I'm having a tendon transfer surgery on my hand i was wondering if i was going to be able to do skilled movement with like playing the keyboard?

That depends: Depending on your personal medical history (for example your 'dead brain cells affecting your left side') and extent of tendon disease requiring the surgery etc, as well as the success of the surgery and your rehab/p.T. Outcome post surgically, will all determine your best chances of a positive outcome. Be sure to discuss with your surgeon who knows you and the case best. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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3 weeks after Achilles surgery/fhl transfer/debride/lengthening it has started being very painful in calf when standing up. Is this normal?

3 weeks after Achilles surgery/fhl transfer/debride/lengthening it has started being very painful in calf when standing up. Is this normal?

Scar tissue: Yes, pain is normal. I'm sure your physician has you in non-weight bearing status. Usually non-weight bearing status after tendon transfer is 8 weeks . As you start going back to normalcy and within the healing period you will get scar tissue and stiffness, this will be treated after the period of nonweight bearing with physical therapy. ...Read more

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How can you lay comfortably after Achilles tendon surgery?

Talk to your doctor: This should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can i travel from detroit , mi to nashville tn 3 days aftter my Achilles tendon surgery?

Not advisable : It would be best to ask your surgeon but it would be best to keep it elevated and for you to rest. ...Read more

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Is it possible to travel 3 days after my Achilles tendon surgery from detroit mi to nashville tn?

Is it possible to travel 3 days after my Achilles tendon surgery from detroit mi to nashville tn?

Yes you could: But I do not advice it, because the amount of the swelling you have, also sitting in the plain going to cause more swelling. If it is urgent for you to go ask for exit seat to keep leg elevated and ask doctor to give a shot of Heparin to use so you will developed blood clots. ...Read more

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I have an Achilles tendon ruptute, but will undergo surgery only a week later. What should I do to minimise the consequences/complications (if any)?

Achilles tendon : Sorry to hear about your achilles tendon tear. Stop smoking if you smoke, don't drink alcohol (it's a toxic), hydrate and use ice around the area because it's probably swollen and bruised. Eat healthy and keep away from spicy foods that may raise your blood pressure. Also, shave the area and use aftershave (alcohol based) to clean afterwards if there are hairs in the back of the leg. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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