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Doctor insights on: Distal Anterior Supraspinatus Tendon Tear

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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Can supraspinatus intrasubstance tendon tear (7x1x6 mm) heal by itself without surgery? How long may it take for a healthy 62 years old to heal?

Can supraspinatus intrasubstance tendon tear (7x1x6 mm) heal by itself without surgery? How long may it take for a healthy 62 years old to heal?

Unlikely: Partial thickness rotator cuff tears rarely'heal'. They may become less painful occassionally in some patients who are able to 'tolerate' them. However, most progress (esp. In older adults) w/time to small full thickness tears, etc. If u are not improving w/ pt, NSAIDs, etc. Consider having an experienced arthroscopist perform repair (intrasubstance or 'taken down' and repair to bone).Pain relief! ...Read more

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My daddy got MRI results 2day, supraspinatus tendon tear, it is a little more than 1/2 reffered 2 ortho surg., surgprolly? 63yrs, small, weak, health issues!

My daddy got MRI results 2day, supraspinatus tendon tear, it is a little more than 1/2 reffered 2 ortho surg., surgprolly? 63yrs, small, weak, health issues!

Several options: If he hasn't had pt yet, that may be worthwhile to pursue. If very painful, a cortisone injection may be helpful in temporarily reducing pain. If tried and unsuccessful, surgical repair may be next step. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?

Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?

Experience counts.: It goes without saying that every patient's condition should be evaluated before applying general rules, but, if the laceration is distal (toward the toes) to the knot of Henry, then surgical repair is probably best. Find an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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High grade partial thickness bursal surface tear distal junction supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons?

MRI diagnosis: The best results happen when a clear diagnosis is established with a detailed examination and history and confirmed with testing such as an MRI or emg, not the other way around. Be careful about having surgery based on an MRI report. Learn more: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm
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http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription for hi grade partial undersurface tear of distal supraspinatus tendon?

Arthroscopic eval: A high-grade tear of the rotator cuff acts like a full-thickness tear, although there are still some intact fibers. Injections and therapy may provide temporary relief of pain at night and with activities. The most effective may to achieve long-term pain relief and improved function is with shoulder arthroscopy. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Where would asupraspinatus tendon tear, or a rim rent tear be located?

Where would asupraspinatus tendon tear, or a rim rent tear be located?

See below: The shoulder. This is one of the 4 rotator cuff muscles and most commonly torn. Follow up with an orthopedic surgeon good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hear your tendon tear?

Is it possible to hear your tendon tear?

Tendon pop tear: Often people speak about this, yes you can hear a tear, but often its a feeling ...Read more

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Is it actually possible to hear a tendon tear?

Is it actually possible to hear a tendon tear?

Yes: It can happen. Sound waves travel in the body as well, so some people can hear these things when they happen, just like people hear their own heartbeat. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a small tendon tear and tendonosis?

They are different: Sometimes called chronic tendinitis, which inflamation of the tendons, prtial tear there a gap in the tendon. ...Read more

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Will I go to surgery for a quads tendon tear?

Will I go to surgery for a quads tendon tear?

Patellar tendon: Any rupture of a tendon requires surgery or repair. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See below: Clinical exam and perhaps and mri. Can be partial tear or complete tear. Complete tear is more obvious and will prevent you from walking or standing. ...Read more

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I have bicep pain, is it soreness, sprain or tendon tear?

I have bicep pain, is it soreness, sprain or tendon tear?

Varying degrees: Think of the severities you listed as a continuum. - if you have bicep soreness following any increase in your normal level of activitiy, then you likely strained the muscle fibers. The pain associated will likely subside w/ a proper amount of conservative treatment (rice). If no improvement see a physician. A strain itself can be of varing degrees & in the most severe cases a "tear" may result. ...Read more

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Can a tendon tear in my forearm?

Yes: Tendons tear from trauma and if the injury was directed at the forearm, it could happen there. You should ice the injured area and seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What could cause a patellar tendon tear?

Unfortunately No: No. Patellar tendons, like other tendons in the body, do not regrow. They need to be surgically re-attached or augmented with tendon graft materials in the event of a rupture or injury. ...Read more

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Patellar tendon tear. How could that happen?

Patellar tendon tear. How could that happen?

Patellar tendon: Any rupture of a tendon requires surgery or repair. Patellar tendon is pretty strong, it needs enormous amount of force or injury to rupture. ...Read more

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What can cause a partial Achilles tendon tear?

Many things: Usually achilles tendon tears are caused by rapid contraction of your calf muscle while your foot is being dorsiflexed. Some medical conditions and prescription drugs can weaken tendons and place you at greater risk for injury. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See a doctor: Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be a start. A proper examination, with possibly other studies such as ultrasound or MRI can make the diagnosis and start you on appropriate treatment. Achilles tendon ruptures can take longer to heal, or get worse without proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

If Achilles is torn: It is very difficult, or impossible to lift your body up on the affected side while standing on that foot only. To clarify: while holding on to the arm of a chair pick your good leg off the ground. Try to do a toe raise on the bad leg. This is usually not possible with a torn achilles. ...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