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Doctor insights on: Best Supplements For Tendon Repair

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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.

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

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


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I need to know the best orthotic for over pronation of my arch due to tendon repair surgery.

I need to know the best orthotic for over pronation of my arch due to tendon repair surgery.

A custom made: One but more info would be needed to tell you the rx that would go along with the customization. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tendon repair?

What is the definition or description of: tendon repair?

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

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What is invovled after a peroneal tendon repair?

What is invovled after a peroneal tendon repair?

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

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Would a tens machine help a torn tendon repair itself?

Would a tens machine help a torn tendon repair itself?

No: That will not happen. Consider prolotherapy or platelet or stem cell therapies for healing. ...Read more

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What exercises do I do after a tendon repair in finger?

What exercises do I do after a tendon repair in finger?

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

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How long will altered sensation last after a flexor tendon repair injury?

How long will altered sensation last after a flexor tendon repair injury?

Months: Most sensation will return within 3 months, but it can take longer. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have altered sensation after a flexor tendon repair injury?

Is it normal to have altered sensation after a flexor tendon repair injury?

Maybe: With cuts deep enough to cut the tendon, one or both of the nerves in the finger could be cut or "bruised". If it felt normal after the injury, but before surgery, the feeling could be from swelling. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Are there foot tendon repair medications?

Are there foot tendon repair medications?

No: There are no medications. Tendons either heal on their own or are surgically repaired. ...Read more

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How painful is a a tendon repair surgery?

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

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Can you tell me about ganglion removal and minor tendon repair?

Can you tell me about ganglion removal and minor tendon repair?

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

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How long will pain medications be needed post tendon repair surgery?

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

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How long will pain medications be necessary after tendon repair surgery?

How long will pain medications be necessary after tendon repair surgery?

Short time: Pain and the need for pain medication is a very subjective item. Some people need none & some need it for several weeks. It also depends on what tendon was repaired. ...Read more

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What is recovery time after having r lateral epicondylar release with tendon repair for pt?

What is recovery time after having r lateral epicondylar release with tendon repair for pt?

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

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Does probability of success go down the longer you wait for tendon repair surgery? What is the normal wait time (1-2 weeks?)

Does probability of success go down the longer you wait for tendon repair surgery? What is the normal wait time (1-2 weeks?)

Yes: IT'S felt that successful recovery is best when tendon repair surgery is done 7to10 days after the injury. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to answer that question however. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon repair --how long to recover?

Variable.: Depending on the techniqe used to repair 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What exercises can help after I have Achilles tendon repair?

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

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Is it normal after a tendon repair surgery for your finger to feel really hot?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can infection undo a quad tendon repair?

YES: Infection can be destructive to tissue and may easily destroy an effective surgical repair. This is an unfortunate but predictable complication of the procedure. ...Read more

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Is swelling after tendon repair in thumb normal?

Is swelling after tendon repair in thumb normal?

Try elevating: Agree with the answer above. Try elevating your hand higher than your heart to see if that helps. If there are no signs of infection, your surgeon may have the hand therapist work on edema control to reduce the swelling and help with motion. ...Read more

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What is the rehab following Achilles tendon repair usually involve?

What is the rehab following Achilles tendon repair usually involve?

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

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What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

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

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How long does it take to recover after torn Achilles tendon repair surgery?

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

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


Dr. Richard Jay
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Tendon Repair (Definition)

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 ...Read more