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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


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Is pain and swelling more than a month after cutting through a tendon in my hand normal? I got hurt at work and as a result a tendon in my hand was severed. A doctor initially told me i would need surgery to repair the tendon but when he discovered it wa

Is pain and swelling more than a month after cutting through a tendon in my hand normal? I got hurt at work and as a result a tendon in my hand was severed.  A doctor initially told me i would need surgery to repair the tendon but when he discovered it wa

OT: Stiffness, pain and swelling in the hand can be normal in this setting whether or not surgery was performed. Give it at least six weeks for the tissues to regain their tensile and compressive strength and seek the instruction of an occupational therapist. Second opinions are golden. ...Read more

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I am trying to find a pain medication that will help with my left hand.I had tendon repair surgery and it gives me extreme pain when I am at work I am trying to find out if there is a medication that ?

I am trying to find a pain medication that will help with my left hand.I had tendon repair surgery and it gives me extreme pain when I am at work I am trying to find out if there is a medication that ?

ES Tylenol/NSAIDs: Try extra strength Tylenol as directed first. If that is not helpful, Naproxen is the most cardio-neutral NSAID for scheduled dosing, meaning it's the safest drug in the class for your cardiovascular system. A visit to an occupational therapist can be extremely helpful too. ...Read more

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Tendon in pinky by knuckles severed in a fall yrs ago. Mb b/c it dislocated. Doc said surgery not recom b/c hand wont fist. Now just hangs. Advice?

Tendon in pinky by knuckles severed in a fall yrs ago. Mb b/c it dislocated. Doc said surgery not recom b/c hand wont fist. Now just hangs. Advice?

Don't understand: Difficult to ascertain your question. Avoid abbreviations if possible... Is your pinky extensor ( back of hand) 'slipping' off your knuckle when you grip?If so , see an orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon.Good luck! ...Read more

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Cut through my tendons in my hand. I had surgery, but need one more, physio isn't going to help anymore they said, can I ask to proceed without physio?

Cut through my tendons in my hand. I had surgery, but need one more, physio isn't going to help anymore they said, can I ask to proceed without physio?

Sure: Also see acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner. You will be amazed how it helps your body restore itself! ...Read more

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My tendons and nerves of right thumb are diagnosed to be cut in an accident? How successful are hand surgeries in restoring the dexterity?

My tendons and nerves of right thumb are diagnosed to be cut in an accident? How successful are hand surgeries in restoring the dexterity?

Excellent: Anticipate approximately 80-90 % return of sensation with successful nerve repair. Tendon repair without complication of adhesion or rupture should return full range of motion. This translates into successful return of dexterity. See a well qualified, board certified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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