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How long does it usually take a tendon to repair its self?

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 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


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If shoulder tendons have been badly worn but not torn, do they repair over time and if so how long roughly can this take ?

If shoulder tendons have been badly worn but not torn, do they repair over time and if so how long roughly can this take ?

Tendons: Generally do not repair over time, but muscles can. If you can strengthen your muscles with physical therapy and exercise program, it might take over some of the shortcomings of your tendons. See orthopedic surgeon for further advice. ...Read more

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I have to have surgery to repair a torn tendon in my finger. How long would this take?

I have to have surgery to repair a torn tendon in my finger. How long would 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

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How long does it take to recover after torn Achilles tendon repair surgery?

How long does it take to recover after torn Achilles tendon repair surgery?

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 more

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How long does it take for a tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a tendon injury to heal?

Depends: This depends on the severity of the injury. A strain can take weeks, partial tear may take the time like a bone fracture (6-8) weeks. A complete tear requires surgical repair and the recovery time varies. Speaking to an orthopedic surgeon will help. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a torn tendon?

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

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How long will it take to heal a partially torn tendon?

How long will it take to heal a partially torn tendon?

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

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I think I pulled a tendon in my elbow practicing pitching, how long should that take to heal?

I think I pulled a tendon in my elbow practicing pitching, how long should that take to heal?

Get a eval: If it last more than six weeks make sure it is not your mcl dont pitch sidearm this can causepermanent problems in children littleleaugers elbow. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a torn ankle tendon to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take a torn ankle tendon to heal?

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 more

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How long should it take for "stretched tendons" in the front of an ankle to heal?

Stretched tendons: If by stretched tendons, you mean ligament laxity.This is commonly seen as a result of an ankle sprain. The normal treatment regimen for an ankle sprain, without ligament tear is three weeks of immobilization. ...Read more

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How long does a damaged tendon take to heal in your foot?

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

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How long does it take for a severly strained tendon at the wrist to heal?

How long does it take for a severly strained tendon at the wrist to heal?

Weeks to months.: Tendons heal with time and rest. Depending on your rehab and how severe it was, it may take weeks to months. Go see your physical therapist for advice on exercises and when to start. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for strained tendons to stop hurting in the foot?

Weeks: Depending on the severity of injury, a strained tendon (its not torn) takes roughly 2-3 weeks to heal before physical therapy is started. Sprains are usually treated with rice therapy (rest, ice, compression) with protection of the affected extremity. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bruised knee tendons to heal?

How long does it take for bruised knee tendons to heal?

A few weeks: Bruised tendons (presumably, a knee contusion), should heal within a few weeks. If symptoms persist, then further evaluation may be warranted (i.e. Mri). ...Read more

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How long does it take a severed tendon to heal?

How long does it take a severed tendon to heal?

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

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How long does it take to recover from tendon transfer surgery?

8 weeks: Typically being in a cast for 4-8 weeks, and then physical therapy with a total recovery of approximately 2-3 months depending on the type of tendon that is transfered. It is important to discuss this fully with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for an Achilles tendon to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for an Achilles tendon to heal?

Achilles: If it was ruptured and repaired my instructions are 6 weeks without weight the 2 weeks in a walking boot. Some can start walking at 4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will pain medications be needed post tendon repair surgery?

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

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How long does. It take for an Achilles tendon. To start feeling better?

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 more

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How long will pain medications be necessary after tendon repair surgery?

How long will pain medications be necessary after tendon repair surgery?

Short time: Pain and the need for pain medication is a very subjective item. Some people need none & some need it for several weeks. It also depends on what tendon was repaired. ...Read more

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Does probability of success go down the longer you wait for tendon repair surgery? What is the normal wait time (1-2 weeks?)

Yes: IT'S felt that successful recovery is best when tendon repair surgery is done 7to10 days after the injury. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to answer that question however. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon healing take?

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 more

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How long does it take to rehab a severed Achilles tendon?

Rehab: Rehabilitation for a surgically treated achilles tendon tear can take up to 1 year. If you look at the data on nfl players, it took them 11 months on average to return to the nfl after an achilles tear. ...Read more

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