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I have cut tendons on my right foot, i cant straighten out those two toes only bend them this happened 3 days ago should I get them repaired and when?
Should a cut tendon in the foot be repaired if the middle toe will not bend and the other toes have limited range of motion?
Specialist call: Repair of tendons to lesser toes are uncommonly repaired. As opposed to hand tendon lacerations which can be repaired and rehabilitated via ot, your foot is not very mobile to start and stiffness usually ensues. The salvage procedure for a deformity due to a tendon cut is to fuse the toe. Seek a foot surgeon have them go over your options non-operative vs surgery. Pt can help the other toes motion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exam, observation: Watch your thumb, see if it havs full motion in all planes , if not there are special tests to isolate specific tendons. There are longer tendons that begin in the forearm and movement of the wrist creates tenodesis motion, solated extension of the thumb off a table, independent ip joint motion, lag in motion etc...See a hand surgeon ...They know all this. ...Read more
Depends: what body part your talking about and is it being treated surgically or what? ...Read more
Cut EHL tendon: If tendon on top of big toe (ehl tendon) is cut, one should get to the nearest E.R. Or foot specialist's office to get the great toe splinted in a p/op shoe or splint. Surgical repair of the cut tendon if done in a timely fashion will restore hallux dorsiflexion. If left unrepaired, the ends of the cut tendon would retract, making it difficult for subsequent repair without use of a tendon graft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How severe: If you truly cut your extensor tendon, and in affects your ability to extend your thumb, then it comes down to whether or not you want to ever regain use of that ability. Deep /gapping lacerations should almost always be sutured, ideally within 12-24hrs. Tendon lacerations most certainly need to be sutured, and if more severe - surgically repaired asap. Get seen asap! ...Read more
I cut a tendon in my thumb 8 years ago and I lost the ability to bend it. Are there options to ever regain the ability to bend it?
THUMB INJURY: Unfortunately, based on the time course you described, surgical intervention seems unlikely; however, the question would best be answered by a hand specialist (typically an orthopedic surgeon or plastic surgeon specializing in hand injuries). ...Read more
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