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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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What is a tendon?

What is a tendon?

Tendon: A tendon very simply is the structure that connects muscle to bone allowing the muscle to thereby "do it's thing" i.E move the bone. ...Read more

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What is another name for a tendon?

I'm not aware: Of any other term for tendon in common usage ...Read more

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What causes an ecu tendon to tear?

What causes an ecu tendon to tear?

Repetitive extension: Multiple causes can lead to extensor carpi ulnaris tendon pathology. The mechanism to "tear" would be loading the tendon by extension and radial deviation repetitively or a significant lift resisting this motion. Secondly inflammatory processes like rheumatoid arthritis and gout can weaken the tendon prior to tear. Finally an old fracture or RA with prominent ulna can compromise the ecu tendon. ...Read more

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How do you treat tear in a tendon.?

How do you treat tear in a tendon.?

Depends on a lot: This depends greatly on which tendon, degree of tear, and functional goals of the patient. At best, some tears can be managed with pain control and rest, similar to a muscle strain; complete tears or tears in muscles bearing high loads may require surgery. Often physical therapy will be a component of the plan, as will antiinflammatories and rest. ...Read more

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Can you tear a tendon in your foreman?

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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How do I recover from pulling a tendon?

Six weeks: It takes generally about six weeks. Do ice and stretch to help in recovery. I persist, something else may be going on. Seek medical attention if is not getting better. ...Read more

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How long does it take a severed tendon to heal?

How long does it take a severed tendon to heal?

Severed tendon: If the tendon is in good contact with the opposite side of the severed are, it may heal within 3-4 weeks. However, the tendon, if completely severed should be evaluated and brought together surgically. It would still take 3-4 weeks to unite before early range of motion and PT is started ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tendon?

What is the definition or description of: tendon?

Connect muscle-bone: 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 up of adjacent bones. ...Read more

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What can I do for damaged tendons caused by levoflox?

Let me explain: Levaquin and Cipro (are two of the more popular drugs in this class of antibiotics, but others which could also be associated with the risk of tendon damage include tequin Penetrex Factive (gemifloxacin) Maxaquin Avelox Noroxin, Floxin and trovan.
The treatment fot that it depend on the amount of damage from casting and surgical repair. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a tendon to repair its self?

How long does it usually take a tendon to repair its self?

6-8 weeks: Tendons are slow to heal and subject to rupture due to their tenuous blood supply. However it is felt that early protected movement is necessary to minimize adhesions and loss of function. It is essential to maintain close follow up with your surgeon and therapist. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen your tendons? How can you strengthen your tendons?

Exercise: Exercise and good nutrition may help somewhat. Why do you think your tendons need to be strengthened? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a shortened tendon? Can the tendon become thicker or harder?

What are the symptoms of a shortened tendon? Can the tendon become thicker or harder?

Decreased motion: If a tendon is shortened it can become thickened and harder. The result is that there is decreased range of motion. For example if the Achilles tendon is shortened then full dorsiflexion of the foot (moving the toes up toward the head) may not be possible. Physical therappy may be very helpful in working with restoring tendon function. ...Read more

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I took pred 30 days to break cluster HA cycle. Soon after the tendons in my body inflamed for months. Is this rt to pred? NewDr. Wants me to use pred

Try something else: Abortive medications used include oxygen, triptans, ergot alkaloids, and anesthetics
Preventive medications include calcium channel blockers, mood stabilizers, and anticonvulsants.
Sphenopalantine, trigeminal, or occiptal nerve blocks can break a cycle. Continous stimulation of these nerves may be necessary in the most refractory cases ...Read more

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Told " it is easy to lengthen a tendon, done successfully all the time, but it is much more difficult to shorten a tendon that has lengthened." Why?

Told " it is easy to lengthen a tendon, done successfully all the time, but it is much more difficult to shorten a tendon that has lengthened." Why?

Rubber band: Think of it in terms of a rubber band. A rubber band is easy to stretch, but once it is stretched for a long period of time, it can't shrink down to its original size. ...Read more

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How can ligaments or tendons be teared?

How can ligaments or tendons be teared?

Tendon/ligament tear: Ligaments stabilize and typically run along the sides if joints. Tendons attach muscle to bone. Ligaments are torn when a joint is dislocated or strained. Tendons are torn when the muscle pulling on the bone pulls with more force than the tensile strength of the tendon will allow. ...Read more

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What are tendon ruptures?

What are tendon ruptures?

Loss of motion: A tendon forms the link between a muscle and its insertion on a bone. When your brain sends a signal to a muscle, the muscle contracts and the appropriate joint moves. If a tendon is ruptured, the muscle movement cannot be translated to the the joint. This can happen most common after trauma and secondary to rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What are signs of torn ligaments/tendons in the ankle?

What are signs of torn ligaments/tendons in the ankle?

Depends on ligament: Ankle ligament rupture if chronic typically has instability and "giving way" as it's main symptom, this is the same for subtler instability. Midfoot ligament rupture is usually represented by pain an the medial side with a flat foot deformity. This represents either rupture of the ligament keeping the arch up or the junction of the hind foot and midfoot. It could also be represented by pain! ...Read more

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What is done for a torn tendon?

If the Tendon: Is ruptured it may require surgery. If a partial tear you may need to be casted. ...Read more

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Low long willa tendon injury last?

Low long willa tendon injury last?

A HAND tendon may: Require surgery, splinting or observation depending upon the location, the percentage of injury and the preconditions prior to the injury. However a prompt assesment by a hand surgeon or a comparably trained health care provider is needed to determine the proper course of action. Hand surgeons are well versed in these decisions ...Read more

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What does a torn tendon feel like?

Pain: Pain and inability to move the joint that it crosses. ...Read more

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How does calcium build up on tendons?

How does calcium build up on tendons?

Few theories: Calcific tendonitis most commonly involves shoulder. Three main theories: reactive calcification; endochondral ossification with tendon cells converting to cartilage cells to form bone; ectopic bone formation with change of mesenchymal stem cells into osteogenic cells (bone forming cells). Tendintis usually deposits of hydroxyapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) in any tendon of the body. ...Read more

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What can someone do for a torn tendon?

If it is not a vest-: -igeal tendon such as Palmaris longus, poplitious in the hand & lower leg, they R usually functional and need repair acutely, or if long standing tendon transfers & grafts can B done. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a torn tendon?

What are some symptoms of a torn tendon?

Depends upon: Where it is but pain, loss of motions, decreased power, swelling, balck and blue are all suspect for an acute tear. A chronic tear may feel different and just show up as swollen tissue followed by a change in motion that may not be noted right away, if one suspects a tron or ruptured tendon it is importnat to seek treatment as acute repair may be indicated and it may not be even a few week s later ...Read more