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Best Supplements For Tendon Repair
Can supplements help with nerve regeneration after a median nerve transectionand a 3 tendon repair? I am taking acetyl I carnitine, fish oil and quercetin.
Minimal benefit if: Any. Nerves grow very slowly and if the distance is too great they may not regenerate. While those supplements will give some benefit but most of the research suggests little benefit. I personally feel they are still good supplements and overall relatively safe, but I just don't want to lay too much confidence in them for regrowing nerves, give it time, at least 6-12 months to even thing about it. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
A custom made: One but more info would be needed to tell you the rx that would go along with the customization. ...Read more
Reattach torn tendon: Tendons are located at the interface between bone and muscle. Tendon repair is performed by either reattaching an avulsed tendon to bone or by reapproximating the two torn edges of a tendon torn within the substance of the tendon itself. ...Read more
Which tendon?: Why not successful? Pleasse be specific....Get a more detailed answer ›
Peroneal tear/ruptur: The peroneal tendons, either the brevis or longus are examined after the incisions are made and after confirmation is made via an mri. Usually the tendons are partially torn, the frayed pieces are removed and the longitudinal tears are repaired with fine sutures. Wraps can be used to cover the tendon (bovine, porcine or amniotic membranes. ...Read more
Motion: This question should be answered by your surgeon or therapist. They will want you moving the finger, but not necessarily with the muscles of your forearm. They may have you use your other hand, or have you extending your finger but not flexing it. Your surgeon is the best person to tell you what to do. ...Read more
Months: Most sensation will return within 3 months, but it can take longer. ...Read more
Entrapped nerve: You should see an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. ...Read more
2month after tendon repair, when I move there is somethin inside moves with my movement. Feels like someth hard and round but with no pain. What is it?
Healing Tendon.: Most likely you are feeling the site of the tendon repair. The tendon may thicken and swell while healing. In time the lump may resolve some what. ...Read more
After arm tendon repair, will tendon broke again? What will cause it broke again? Is it likely to happen in the first 2months and can I go back to gym?
Arm Tendon: More likely to break again. I would follow your team's protocol exactly and not over do it. ...Read more
Variable: The amount of pain one experiences after surgery varies from person to person. Any surgical procedure will cause certain levels of pain in the post operative period. Surgical technique is important in preventing unwanted complications. If surgery is needed, I would recommend researching the doctors in your area and try to find one with high patient satisfaction. ...Read more
Ganglion tendon: Often the tendon sheath need to be opened slightly, especially for the small ganglions TAH appear in the dorsal part of the wrist near the radiocarpal joint near the distal edge or the extensor retinaculum, in fact if the tendon sheatht or retinaculum os not opened there the ganglion can be missed....And typically it is not repaired. Other areas involve the tendon sheath of a finger in the palm. ...Read more
Variable: It's impossible to say with any accuracy. Different people respond to pain differently. Ideally you would need some medication for only a short period of time although cases do arise where people stay on their medication longer. Only time will tell. ...Read more
8-12 wks.: " tennis elbow" surgery is fairly straightforward and can be done " open" or arthroscopically. Long term results w/ either technique is similar. Be sure u have failed all non-operative treatment before undergoing surgery (including for some ors prp injections).If u have, surgery has a higher success rate. Good luck! ...Read more
Does probability of success go down the longer you wait for tendon repair surgery? What is the normal wait time (1-2 weeks?)
Ask your surgeon: Varied rehab protocols, all that may be correct, exist between different surgeons. Generally early on, range of motion through a limited arc and isometric strengthening, followed by gradual progressive conditioning and strengthening and avoidance of forceful training for an extended period of time. ...Read more
6 months: Approx 6 months depending on the technique. ...Read more
No: If the finger feels real hot and remains that way for more than 24 hours, you need to see your surgeon as you might have an infection. ...Read more
I had lateral epicondylar release with tendon repair 7 months ago & when my arm get cold it hurts until I get it warmed up. Is that normal?
Unusual but possible: Tennis elbow surgery – lateral epicondylitis release and repair, is commonly associated with a protracted time to recover. At seven months though, I would expect most soft tissue changes from surgery to have recovered and remodeled. Pain associated with hypothermia suggests relative poor circulation to the tissue that improves with heat and revascularization; frictional rubbing helps with both. ...Read more
I had right lateral epicondylar release/tendon repair 4 months ago. A p.T. Asked which tendon did u get repaired? How many tendons on the outer elbow?
ECRB: Lateral epicondylitis ("tennis elbow")surgery involves surgical debridement (open or arthroscopic) of the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ecrb) tendon origin. Degenerative tendon here often has a 'fish flesh' appearance. Surgeons often 'drill' small holes in the lat. Epicondyle after debridement. Other tendons here: ecrl, epl, edc tendons (abbreviations). ...Read more
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 more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Progressive: Different surgeons have varying protocols which all may be acceptable. Usually there is some form of immobilization for close to 3 months. By 6 months most patients are able to resume most of there activities but it can easily take a year to be "fully recovered". ...Read more