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Achilles Tendon Transfer Surgery
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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