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How Long Does It Take Hand Tendons To Heal After Surgery To Repair Severed Tendons
3-4 wks: Minimum till active motion.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had surgery november 1st to repair tendon in my pinky finger and was wondering how long till I can use my other fingers and or whole hand? Thank you
6 weeks: But ask your surgeon, the repair might havebeen extensive. ...Read more
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
I had surgery for a broken wrist and torn ligaments or tendons about 6 wks ago. I can't turn a door knob. How long will it take to get better?
Varies: It varies quite a bit. Typically would at best be in the 8-12 week range. Make sure you follow up and follow the instructions of your surgeon, it would seem a little early to be doing things like turning a door knob at this point. Make sure you are being compliant. Your surgeon will be able to tell you more about your specific case. ...Read more
I cut my index finger 3 months ago & thought it would heal on its own. Apparently I cut my flexor tendon, I have 0 function of the tip of my index finger. I know I probably need surgery but won't be able to until January 1st of next year when my insuranc
Not your friend: Time is not your friend. The longer you wait, the more compromised the prognosis. Talk to Surgeon about the reasonable options available to you. ...Read more
Index finger flexor tendon damage. I cut my finger about 3 months ago thought it would heal on its own. Apparently I cut my flexor tendon and can't use my index finger tip at all. Can I get surgery for this?
May be possible: You should have it checked by an Orthopedic surgeon or a Hand surgeon to see if it is possible to be repaired after 3 months. ...Read more
How long until one can typically switch from permanent to a removable cast after tendon surgery to repair a tendon in the wrist leading to a pinky finger?
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?
Tendon surgery: Is often successful but therapy is equally or more important than surgery as a healing tendon lays down scar and one want the scar to form on the tendon but not to the surrounding tissues making adhesion and stiffness. Additional surgery can be needed for adhesions but it is important to keep passive motion, so often it is best not to abandon therapy, ask your surgeon for more info ...Read more
I had surgery to repair some nerves and tendons in left fingers and hand and it was unsuccessful and is now very painful?
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?
Is it normal to immobilise my hand and my fingers for 4 weeks after surgery for Extensor Tendon Repair (2 3 and 4 fingers)?
Yes it is: Yes it takes 4-6 weeks for soft tissue to heal and hence the need to immobilize. ...Read more
Tendon in pinky by knuckles severed in a fall yrs ago. Mb b/c it dislocated. Doc said surgery not recom b/c hand won't 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
Hello, I have a question about pain. I went through tendon repair surgery on the top of my left hand about two years ago and here recently it has been in severe pain when I am at work. I do seal coat and asphalt work for a living but what my question is do y
Resubmit question: Your question wasn't included in what you wrote. ...Read more
I cut my thumb open a couple weeks ago and had surgery to fix a tendon. How would I know if it ruptured?
Function: Whichever movement was facilitated by the presence of that tendon would be lost and you would no longer have that movement. It would also be likely to be very painful. ...Read more
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
What to do if I cut my thumb open a couple weeks ago and I had surgery to fix a tendon, how do I know if the tendon ruptured?
Examination: You need to see the doctor who did the repair ASAP ...Read more
Would I be able to move my fingers if a tendon in my wrist was cut? My middle and ring finger have very limited range. Is surgery needed?
Depends: Remember you have multiple tendons attached to your finger (s). So if one tendon is completely severed you will likely loss some motion but unlikely all motion. It's uncommon to severe a finger tendon without an obvious significant trauma, it's more likely that the tendon isn't able to slide appropriately along it's track, like in trigger finger. Seek the help of an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more
I severed the tendon in my pinky a month ago. I have to have surgery but canr right now of financial situation. But the tip my pointer finger is numb?
Tendon injury: The compartment in your finger are very small. Along the lateral aspects run the nerve bundle that supply sensation to the finger tip. Any injury/irritation to the nerve bundle, swelling can result in the symptoms you are experiencing. The ultimate treatment is surgery to fix the tendon and the nerve if it was damaged along with the tendon. ...Read more
Planning a tendon repair surgery for the tendon in my wrist leading to my pinky. Other fingers are fine. How restrictive will the cast be after surgery? Will I be able to use other fingers at all?
Possibly: Ask your surgeon for sure.0Get a more detailed answer ›
ER Dr said a tendon was cut from wrist laceration. I can wiggle all fingers but two are numb with limited ability to move. Well I need surgery?
Possibly.: You should see a hand specialist to be fully evaluated. Depending on your movement problems and location of the lacerations they may be able to reattach some of the tendons to improve your movement. The numbness suggests nerve damage from swelling or possible cutting from the same injury, there is unlikely much that can be done about this beyond getting the wound cleaned out and infection free. ...Read more
Is tendon transfer surgery only for hands? Can a tendon transfer be performed on feet as well or is it just a treatment that can currently be performed on hands? .
Tendon: Tendon transfers are well described for treating muscular imbalances in the foot and ankle. They are not only for the hands and upper extremities. An orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon can evaluate you and determine whether the condition you have is appropriate for such a procedure. ...Read more
Yes and no: Often the tendon sheath need to be opened slightly, especially for the small gangglions TAH appear in the dorsal part of the rwrist near the radiocarpal joint near the distal edge or the extensor retinaculum, in fact if the tendon sheatht or retinaculum os not opened there the ganglion can be missed....And typically it is not repaired. So yes it is "damaged" but not in the sense of the word. ...Read more
I'm having a tendon transfer surgery on my hand I was wondering if I was going to be able to do skilled movement with like playing the keyboard?
That depends: Depending on your personal medical history (for example your 'dead brain cells affecting your left side') and extent of tendon disease requiring the surgery etc, as well as the success of the surgery and your rehab/p.T. Outcome post surgically, will all determine your best chances of a positive outcome. Be sure to discuss with your surgeon who knows you and the case best. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Not much to do: This is a relatively minor surgery if free of complications. I wouldn't really recommend that you do anything particular to prepare. ...Read more
Hand injury I was recently in a accident where my hand and wrist were cut open severing the tendons muscles and legaments away from the bone of my thumb. And now I have little use of my hand. How long does an injury like this take to heal and how much of
This: This sounds like a very serious injury. If you are unable to use your hand or move your finger that may mean that the ligaments or tendons were severely damaged, this may not heal on it's own. Please see your surgeon immediately. ...Read more
I had surgery on my pinky tendon about 1 week ago I still have about another week till I go back to the doctor, will it be healed by then?
6-8 weeks: This is how long it needs to heal. You'll need specialized therapy as well. ...Read more
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