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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