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How does a surgeon make an incision to repair the Achilles tendon if a distended superficial vein extends over the center of the tendon?
Ligate the vein: A superficial vein can easily either be avoided of ligated (tied off). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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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
Resubmit question: I am not sure what is being asked. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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