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What to do if I have no clue how ive done this but my big toe and the extensor hallucis longus - there is a bit of my foot where aparently its the 1st metatarsal?

What to do if I have no clue how ive done this but my big toe and the extensor hallucis longus - there is a bit of my foot where aparently its the 1st metatarsal?

Big toe and ehl: I'm sorry, but your question really makes no sense. The ehl tendon runs on top of the first metatarsal for all humans and inserts just before the growth center of the nail on the hallux. ...Read more

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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How long does extensor hallucis longus take to heal?

How long does extensor hallucis longus take to heal?

See below: If you are referring to tendonitis than it will be 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Severe tightening of flexor hallucis longus tendon in foot?

Severe tightening of flexor hallucis longus tendon in foot?

Stretch: If the flexor tendon is too tight it will also cause cramping of the arch area. You need to stretch out your great toe by hyperextending it gradually (holding your big toe toward your face) also use some icy hot, etc. Make sure that you stretch this at least 2 times daily, and before and after exercise. Good support is also needed in the shoes. ...Read more

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2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

Don't even ask.: This is an example of one of those hypotheticals that that surgeons are expected to have an answer for without knowing all the details. After practicing for almost forty years, my answer has never wavered. "If you have to ask, the answer is NO." ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

What are the symptoms of flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

Torn or inflamed?: If torn it will not flex & stays in a somewhat extended position. It also causes a limp since it is involved in push off. Hurts when it happens & may have some calf cramping, but pain goes away fairly fast. If inflamed it hurts in gait push off, u may deal & hear it squeaking. All attempt 2flex is painfull. Torn = surgical, inflamed= activity modification nsaids, ice rest? Pt also. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

What are the symptoms of a flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

FHL: Tendonitis usually has pain to tendon and on rom of hallux with some get sesmoiditis along wrk it. Swelling may be present. Use rest, ice, compression and elevation and taks some nsaids. If persists see podiatrist in area. ...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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How is tenosynovitis in the flexor hallucis longus tendon sheath treated if it is not infected?

Overuse and chronic?: If its an overuse injury--running too much perhaps--then rest is of primary importance. This is normally the case so I'll assume this is what's happening with you.
The more you can NOT flex down your big toe the better. That means no flip-flops and wearing stiff soled shoes as much as possible. If it becomes more and more bothersome so its difficult to walk normally see your doctor ...Read more

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Lateral ankle pain. MRI showed "moderate amount of fluid in flexor hallucis longus tendon sheath consistent with tenosynovitis." What does this mean?

The tendon is: Inflamed. It could be you have a small tear or irritation in the tendon. And the surrounding tissue called synovium of the tendon is swollen. ...Read more

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Would an overstretched flexor hallucis longus cause the arch under the first ray of the foot to be depressed + big toe unable to push off?

Would an overstretched flexor hallucis longus cause the arch under the first ray of the foot to be depressed + big toe unable to push off?

Yes: If you have a strain of the flexor tendon it can course pain with pushing off. Also see a podiatrist to check the sesamoids. ...Read more

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What exercises do I do after a tendon repair in finger?

What exercises do I do after a tendon repair in finger?

Motion: This question should be answered by your surgeon or therapist. They will want you moving the finger, but not necessarily with the muscles of your forearm. They may have you use your other hand, or have you extending your finger but not flexing it. Your surgeon is the best person to tell you what to do. ...Read more

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Are there foot tendon repair medications?

Are there foot tendon repair medications?

No: There are no medications. Tendons either heal on their own or are surgically repaired. ...Read more

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Is swelling after tendon repair in thumb normal?

Is swelling after tendon repair in thumb normal?

Try elevating: Agree with the answer above. Try elevating your hand higher than your heart to see if that helps. If there are no signs of infection, your surgeon may have the hand therapist work on edema control to reduce the swelling and help with motion. ...Read more

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What is the rehab following Achilles tendon repair usually involve?

What is the rehab following Achilles tendon repair usually involve?

Strength and ROM: Typically after an Achilles repair rehab involves strengthening the muscles of the lower leg/ankle, while increase rom (range of motion) and flexibility. It is an area that must be rehabbed carefuly, as reinjuring the tendon is possible and certainly not ideal. ...Read more

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What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after torn Achilles tendon repair surgery?

How long does it take to recover after torn Achilles tendon repair surgery?

Progressive: Different surgeons have varying protocols which all may be acceptable. Usually there is some form of immobilization for close to 3 months. By 6 months most patients are able to resume most of there activities but it can easily take a year to be "fully recovered". ...Read more

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How long is it necessarily to have an immobilizer after kneecap and tendon repair surgery?

How long is it necessarily to have an immobilizer after kneecap and tendon repair surgery?

Need more info: This is obviously a question to ask your surgeon in follow- up. Not sure what tendon you had ' repaired' (patellar, quads, etc.) and what kneecap surgery u had in addition (lateral release, chondroplasty, ext. Mech. Realignment.?). I would keep your immobilizer on until you have spoken w/ your ors. Gl! ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to use ted hose for 6 full weeks after surgery? I had a broken kneecap and tendon repair.

Is it really necessary to use ted hose for 6 full weeks after surgery? I had a broken kneecap and tendon repair.

Post Op: Your surgeon must think so. They know your body and your weight and the state of your physical health and they believe to protect your life you need to work to prevent dvts. ...Read more

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What is the the approx recovery time following excision of os vesaslianum? As far as I know there was no tendon repair, bone was in the fatty tissue.

What is the the approx recovery time following excision of os vesaslianum? As far as I know there was no tendon repair, bone was in the fatty tissue.

Fairly rapid: It is good that there is no tendon repair, however, this accessory bone lies with in the peroneus brevis tendon and it must be cut to remove this bone. Most of the time a small anchor is placed in the 5th met base and tied into the tendon to maintain strength and rapid healing. It is unusual that this bone sits in fatty tissue. Be prepared for at least 4-6 weeks of walking with a boot. ...Read more

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How painful is a a tendon repair surgery?

Variable: The amount of pain one experiences after surgery varies from person to person. Any surgical procedure will cause certain levels of pain in the post operative period. Surgical technique is important in preventing unwanted complications. If surgery is needed, I would recommend researching the doctors in your area and try to find one with high patient satisfaction. ...Read more

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What is invovled after a peroneal tendon repair?

What is invovled after a peroneal tendon repair?

Peroneal tear/ruptur: The peroneal tendons, either the brevis or longus are examined after the incisions are made and after confirmation is made via an mri. Usually the tendons are partially torn, the frayed pieces are removed and the longitudinal tears are repaired with fine sutures. Wraps can be used to cover the tendon (bovine, porcine or amniotic membranes. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon repair --how long to recover?

Variable.: Depending on the techniqe used to repair 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What exercises can help after I have Achilles tendon repair?

Ask your surgeon: Varied rehab protocols, all that may be correct, exist between different surgeons. Generally early on, range of motion through a limited arc and isometric strengthening, followed by gradual progressive conditioning and strengthening and avoidance of forceful training for an extended period of time. ...Read more

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Tendon Repair (Definition)

Tendons are located at the interface between bone and muscle. Tendon repair is performed by either reattaching an avulsed tendon to bone or by reapproximating the two torn edges of a tendon torn within the substance ...Read more