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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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What are the tests for tendon rupture?

What are the tests for tendon rupture?

See below: It starts with a physical examination. Then to evaluate further, you might have an ultrasound or an mri. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of a tendon rupture?

Pain weakness: Tendons are attached to muscles. Usually it's the muscle that tears. Either way you lose strength and motion in the effected joint. ...Read more

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How likely is it for someone to have a tendon rupture?

How likely is it for someone to have a tendon rupture?

Not likely: It's not a common injury statistically however it is a serious injury that will usually require surgical correction. ...Read more

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I think I may have tendon rupture. What would that mean?

I think I may have tendon rupture. What would that mean?

Seek treatment: Tendons allow your muscles to move bones and joints. If a tendon ruptures, it may require surgery. Seek attention immediately if you believe you may have a tendon rupture. A delay in treatment may make it more difficult or impossible to treat, especially if surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

Awful: A full blown true rupture leaving a depression in the tendon called a dell may require surgery. An MRI will help make that decision. A partial rupture or tear may not. The latter will need immobilization, non weight bearing, rest, elevation, ice, and meds... ...Read more

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What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

Direct trauma: Achilles tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state. Injuries for achilles tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture take to heal?

Achilles Rupture: It depends on the rehab protocol your doctor uses. Some of the more aggressive protocols let people do sport specific exercises at around 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

A few things...: Most people with ruptures experience pain, swelling and inability to flex the ankle in the direction of the sole of their foot. Some will see what appears to be a bruise at the site of the rupture. If you think you ruptured your achilles tendon I recommend you see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at: www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

Severe: Pain, sweling, unable to point toes downward. Often hear or feel a loud pop. Extreme difficulty or inability to walk. ...Read more

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Who do I see about a neglected Achilles tendon rupture?

See: A board cetified foot and ankle specialist. Will need MRI to determine extent of damage and if any surgery is needed. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture pain usually last?

How long does Achilles tendon rupture pain usually last?

Depends: It depends if you let it heal by just immobilization or if you have surgery. Surgery will usually speed up the healing process because the tendon is repaired, but this will still take about 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What happens after I get my cast off from tendon rupture?

See below: You will usually be put into a brace to control the ankle motion and then sent to physical therapy for progressive exercise. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture need to fully recover?

About 6 months: Assuming surgical repair and 8 weeks of casting, it will likely take about 6 months but up to a year for full recovery. ...Read more

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Usually how long does it take for achilles' tendon rupture to heal?

Depends on treatment: May depend if you had surgical repair or just immobilization. 16 + weeks ...Read more

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How long does the pain from an Achilles tendon rupture usually last?

Depends: It depends on how it was treated. Conservative immobilization or surgery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute and chronic Achilles tendon rupture?

Time difference: The difference between an acute and chronic achilles tendon rupture is the amount of time that has occurred since the injury. An acute rupture is one that has just occurred. Chronic ruptures are ones that are at least 4-6 weeks old. Acute ruptures are more easily treated with surgery, but both may be treated conservatively without surgery. ...Read more

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Have been prescribed levoquin. I'm 64. How likely is a tendon rupture? Can I continue to work out? What precautions?

Have been prescribed levoquin. I'm 64. How likely is a tendon rupture? Can I continue to work out? What precautions?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): Apparently hundreds of cases of tendon rupture with Levaquin (levofloxacin) have been reported to fda. Not sure if Levaquin (levofloxacin) causes it. And it's really not that common. The risk is higher if you are over 60 years of age or taking steroids. Older adults are also at higher risk for tendinitis, peripheral neuropathy and heart problems (qt prolongation/torsades de pointes). But these side effects are not that common. ...Read more

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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


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more