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Doctor insights on: Flexor Carpi Radialis Tendon

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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

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 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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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 30ยบ of flexion for 3-4 weeks: the tendon ends will heal together without shortening. ...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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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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Please tell me the complications of unrepaired severed flexor tendons?

Please tell me the complications of unrepaired severed flexor tendons?

Loss of function of: The finger, hand, wrist, or those in the lower limbs.
These need to be repaired and done early, to prevent prolonged recovery, ot, multiple surgeries to improve function.
In the hands, your work, or leisure activities would be grossly affected. ...Read more

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How long will altered sensation last after a flexor tendon repair injury?

How long will altered sensation last after a flexor tendon repair injury?

Months: Most sensation will return within 3 months, but it can take longer. ...Read more

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High grade partial tear ucl and common flexor tendon what does this mean?

High grade partial tear ucl and common flexor tendon what does this mean?

Thumb or Elbow?: The ulnar collateral ligament (ucl) is a primary stabilizer to one of your thumb joints. It provides stability to the thumb when you pinch something between your thumb and index finger. It is injured when the thumb is bent backwards and outwards. It is unlikely that you injured the actual flexor tendon to the thumb but rather the insertion of some thumb muscles that attach near the ucl. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have altered sensation after a flexor tendon repair injury?

Is it normal to have altered sensation after a flexor tendon repair injury?

Maybe: With cuts deep enough to cut the tendon, one or both of the nerves in the finger could be cut or "bruised". If it felt normal after the injury, but before surgery, the feeling could be from swelling. ...Read more

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Flexor pronator tendon origin, severe tendinosos with 17 x 9 mm partial thickness instrasubstance tear. How can this be repaired. Chronic for 2 yrs?

Flexor pronator tendon origin, severe tendinosos with 17 x 9 mm partial thickness instrasubstance tear. How can this be repaired. Chronic for 2 yrs?

Tendon injury: Injuries to bones, tendons, & ligaments are best dealt with by orthopedic surgeons or hand surgeons (if applicable). They can evaluate status of injury, offer options for treatment, including surgery if indicated. ...Read more

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Think I hurt my flexor tendon again, how can I heal it?

Think I hurt my flexor tendon again, how can I heal it?

Buddy tape: Without seeing how bad your injury is, hard to say for sure. If you have avulsed the distal attachment to the finger bone (jersey finger), this needs to be seen by a surgeon, possibly hand specialist for opertive repair. You would have lost your ability to flex the finger at the tip. If it is still attached but just strained and has full function then you could buddy tape it for a few weeks. ...Read more

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What can cause a fluid filled flexor tendon and what are some treatments? Recovery times?

What can cause a fluid filled flexor tendon and what are some treatments? Recovery times?

Tendinitis: How do you know the tendon is "fluid filled"? A tendinitis can have some swelling around the tendon that can be seen on ultrasound or mri. If there is a tear in the tendon this can happen too. Treatment would be nsaids and physical therapy first, followed possibly by a cortisone injection. If there is a tear it may need surgical repair. ...Read more

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I had flexor tendon surgery last week and my stiches are starting too look crusty and dis colored what does that mean?

I had flexor tendon surgery last week and my stiches are starting too look crusty and dis colored what does that mean?

Varies: There is some degree of drainage that can normally occur after surgery which can discolor the sutures and make them appear crusty. If you have concerns I would contact your surgeon and arrange a follow up appointment. ...Read more

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What's the probability of surgery of a high grade tear of the common flexor tendon at its insertion with partial tearing of the ucl and recovery time?

What's the probability of surgery of a high grade tear of the common flexor tendon at its insertion with partial tearing of the ucl and recovery time?

Likely: High grade means complete or nearly complete tear, for which surgery is usually recommended if the reading is in fact accurate. Approximately 6-8 week recovery time. ...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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How quickly can a tendon scar after two flexor tendon surgeries?

How quickly can a tendon scar after two flexor tendon surgeries?

Immediately: Not exactly sure what you are asking but scar tissue forms fairly soon after any type of surgery. I am guessing you are concerned moreso with scar tissue that can be a problem after the surgery. Typically after flexor tendon surgery esp a 2nd one, you should be attending dedicated hand therapy which will help regain your motion and function safely, and limit the deleterious effects of scar tissu. ...Read more

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I'm a professional pitcher and I have a tear in my common flexor tendon of my throwing arm. Where is that located and how do I rehab that?

I'm a professional pitcher and I have a tear in my common flexor tendon of my throwing arm. Where is that located and how do I rehab that?

Tear: The tear is usually located near the elbow. You need to initially rest the elbow, avoid throwing, use an anti-inflammatory drug. Then start a graduated strength and throwing program if the pain is better. An MRI is needed for full diagnoses and guidance by a sports medicine specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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Jersey fng/fract distal phalanx. Barely able to bend DIP after injury. Ortho said just stiff, but after 1 wk, still cant. Possible torn flexor tendon?

Jersey fng/fract distal phalanx. Barely able to bend DIP after injury. Ortho said just stiff, but after 1 wk, still cant. Possible torn flexor tendon?

Jersey finger: Jersey finger is, by definition, injury to the flexor tendon attachment to the distal phalanx of the finger. If you are unable to flex the end joint of the finger at all, there may be a complete tendon tear, possibly requiring surgery. If there is a partial tear, a period of immobilization might be effective to get the tendon to heal. See http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00015 ...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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Can you have nerve damage after having septic flexor tendon synovitis?

Can you have nerve damage after having septic flexor tendon synovitis?

After a severe: Case in a finger there may be a feeling of numbness associated simply with swelling and the resudual swelling. However with ischemia and prolonged pressure nerves may be affected though in the absencee of a sharp injury or a crush injury one may expect recovery. Severe forearm cases are different and may be associated with high pressures in the muscular compartments that could lead to more issue. ...Read more

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My Achilles tendon and hip flexor have been hurting. Is it possibly because of too much exercise?

My Achilles tendon and hip flexor have been hurting. Is it possibly because of too much exercise?

Yes, maybe: If resting and light stretching for a week doesn't resolve the issue, get evaluated. ...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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Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

No: The extensor tendon is on the dorsal or top side. A volar injury is likely to. Injure a flexor tendon or nerve. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more