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How Long Does It Usually Take A Tendon To Repair Its Self
6-8 weeks: Tendons are slow to heal and subject to rupture due to their tenuous blood supply. However it is felt that early protected movement is necessary to minimize adhesions and loss of function. It is essential to maintain close follow up with your surgeon and therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If shoulder tendons have been badly worn but not torn, do they repair over time and if so how long roughly can this take ?
Outpatient.: The surgery is probably outpatient, and should take an hour or so, depending on how much work the surgeon needs to do. The healing and rehab will take 3-4 months. ...Read more
3-4 wks : Minimum till active motion.Get a more detailed answer ›
6 months: Approx 6 months depending on the technique. ...Read more
Progressive: Different surgeons have varying protocols which all may be acceptable. Usually there is some form of immobilization for close to 3 months. By 6 months most patients are able to resume most of there activities but it can easily take a year to be "fully recovered". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A full recovery: Can take a year to recover.Get a more detailed answer ›
Weeks to months: Weeks to months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Some tendon can be torn and heal with immobilization. Some tendons require surgery to put the tendon ends together for proper healing to take place. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: The answer varies depending upon the actual degree of tendon torn since a partial tear covers everything from a very minimal tear to a significant partial tear that may act more like a full thickness tear. Six weeks is a good number to remember realizing it could be less for a minimal tear. A significnat partial tendon tear may actually require surgical intervention, so check with your docotr. ...Read more
Forever: I am not trying to be smart when i say forever. When you tear or rupture a tendon it is in the remodeling or repairing phase for your entire life. Once you get past the inflammatory phase which lasts about 3 days, then you go to the proliferative phase. This can last about 6-12 weeks. After that the remodeling phase which never ends. Much depends on age, general health and activity levels. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
6+weeks: It depends on the tendon and how its treated. Figure 6 weeks with good care, immobilization followed by light stretching and rom. If it is the achilles tendon that requires professional care and perhaps surgery if the tendon is completely torn. ...Read more
Severed tendon: If the tendon is in good contact with the opposite side of the severed are, it may heal within 3-4 weeks. However, the tendon, if completely severed should be evaluated and brought together surgically. It would still take 3-4 weeks to unite before early range of motion and PT is started ...Read more
Depends: what body part your talking about and is it being treated surgically or what? ...Read more
6 months: If it is torn then it can take up to 6 months depending on the treatment. ...Read more
Variable: It's impossible to say with any accuracy. Different people respond to pain differently. Ideally you would need some medication for only a short period of time although cases do arise where people stay on their medication longer. Only time will tell. ...Read more
Depends: Usually, acute achilles tendon injuries should improve in 3 weeks. However, treatment requires a period of strict non weight bearing and possibly physical therapy. Recommend eccentric stretching which can be done on a stair with the heels suspended off and slowly lowering the heel below the ball of the foot. It is important to support the arch with orthotics to reduce strain on the tendon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does probability of success go down the longer you wait for tendon repair surgery? What is the normal wait time (1-2 weeks?)
Depends: It depends on the type of injury. Achilles injuries are very susceptible to not want to heal if progressed sooner than necessary. A strain may take up to 6 weeks to heal, whereas a tear may require surgery and up to 6 months with physical therapy. An exam with possible MRI may be needed if you already have not had one yet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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