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Doctor insights on: Flexor Carpi Radialis

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I've torn my flexor carpi radialis, do I need surgery?

I've torn my flexor carpi radialis, do I need surgery?

Good question!: This is kind of a controversial topic, because the fcr has a very short excursion as it flexes the wrist. Because repairing the tendon may excessively shorten it and because there is another wrist flexor (fc ulnaris) present, many hand surgeons recommend casting these injuries in about 30º of flexion for 3-4 weeks: the tendon ends will heal together without shortening. ...Read more

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What is wartenbergs syndrome? And can it relate to flexor carpi radialis tendon?

What is wartenbergs syndrome? And can it relate to flexor carpi radialis tendon?

Radial nerve: Wartenberg syndrome is an entrapment of only the superficial sensory branch of the radial nerve and can cause pain an numbness over the side of the thumb and back of the hand. Usually involves the extensor tendons and the brachioradialis not the flexor tendons. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery will i need of i tore my flexor carpi radialis(by elbow , forearm)?

What kind of surgery will i need of i tore my flexor carpi radialis(by elbow , forearm)?

Maybe none?: The FCR (flexor carpi radialis) muscle runs from the inside of your elbow down to the base of your thumb. As it's name suggests, it flexes your wrist. Rupture is rare but can occur from chronic inflammation or overuse, rubbing on a bone spur at the wrist or from sudden wrist extension. Repair is not always needed, but wrist flexion strength may be decreased. ...Read more

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What injuries can occur to flexor carpi radialis tendon and what are the symptoms and treatment for them?

What injuries can occur to flexor carpi radialis tendon and what are the symptoms and treatment for them?

Like most other ones: Inflammation of a tendon (tendinitis) can occur from trauma, often resulting from repetitive/over use etc.. This tendon can be injured from activities such as wrist curling or some other direct trauma etc.. Pain with movement/stretching or curling wrist against resistance is probably most common symptom. Some swelling may occur. I am not sure the nature of your trouble. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. it is in the forearm. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the flexor carpi ulnaris, what can it be?

I have a pain in the flexor carpi ulnaris, what can it be?

Tendinitis: Your flexor carpi ulnaris is one of the tendons that flex your wrist. If you have pain inflammation of the tendon is a common cause. ...Read more

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How many Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 40mg injections will get rid of my chronic inflammation of the pisiform bone and the flexor carpi ulnaris?Had 2, no improvement.

How many Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 40mg injections will get rid of my chronic inflammation of the pisiform bone and the flexor carpi ulnaris?Had 2, no improvement.

Not a good option-: -though steroid injections help, they are also great destroyers of soft tissue as tendons, articular cartilage, ,so you should not keep getting them. You are young & the damages can B life long. The tendon may rupture, and the pisoform may loose blood supply. The drugs are great but their use need be judicious. ...Read more

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How can I treat a radialis artery aneurysm?

How can I treat a radialis artery aneurysm?

Depends: Based on size and symptoms, treatment is either observation or intervention, which can be ligation or resection. Discuss your options with your doctor or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the flexor digitalis?

What is the flexor digitalis?

Flex your fingers...: Flexor digitorum muscles cause your fingers (digits) to pull inwards, or flex. There are four: superficialis, profundus, brevis and longus. The different ones flex different joints of the fingers. These are latin for superficial, deep, short and long. ...Read more

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What do I do for pulled flexor muscles?

What do I do for pulled flexor muscles?

Rest , ice: Not sure exactly which muscles are injured but in general i would use ice and nsaids to alleviate the pain as the pain gradually subsides, i would begin to work on gentle flexibility and strengthening exercises don't be surprised if it takes 6 weeks for the injury to heal. ...Read more