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How long does a slightly cut tendon on the hand take to heal?

How long does a slightly cut tendon on the hand take to heal?

How slight?: A very small injury ca heal quickly with prompt range of motion exercises instituted immediately with some lifting restrictions. When more of the tendon is injured, concerns for rupture arise nd will prompt more restricted limitations. ...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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Weight lifting with cut tendon in finger, how can I prevent further injury?

Weight lifting with cut tendon in finger, how can I prevent further injury?

Follow Doc's Orders: I hope you've seen the doctor already. You may need bracing to maintain your tendon in the right place. Just remember not to stretch that area so the tendon has the best chance of healing. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes , go to ER: let them evaluate you ,for tendon injury already 3 days most likely can not be repaired now , most likely you have to wait few wks have elective .(planed ) repair ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How can I know if i cut a tendon in my thumb?

How can I know if i cut a tendon in my thumb?

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

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What to do when you have cut your tendon on top of big toe?

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 more

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How long can a cut extender tendon on the back of the thumb go with out treatment. ?

How long can a cut extender tendon on the back of the thumb go with out treatment. ?

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

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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?

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