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I cut my hand. How can I be sure that my tendon is not damaged?

I cut my hand. How can I be sure that my tendon is not damaged?

See a hand surgeon!: A hand surgeon will examine you and perform some tests to make sure that your tendon was not damaged. Sometimes, with partial tendon injuries, you can still bend your fingers. However, if you don't treat it properly, they can tear completely and you will lose finger motion. ...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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Do I have to be cleared by my doctor to play basketball? I had a hand laceration on the top of my hand that severed my pinke and wrist tendon and had to have them surgerically repaired. I had a check up yesterday and the doctor says they are healing fine

Do I have to be cleared by my doctor to play basketball? I had a hand laceration on the top of my hand that severed my pinke and wrist tendon and had to have them surgerically repaired. I had a check up yesterday and the doctor says they are healing fine

Definitely : These injuries need to be healed completely with therapy for strengthening and stabilization before starting basketball. The statement doing well doesn't mean it's done healing just progressing as expected. ...Read more

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How long does a slightly cut tendon on the hand take to heal?

How long does a slightly cut tendon on the hand take to heal?

How slight?: A very small injury ca heal quickly with prompt range of motion exercises instituted immediately with some lifting restrictions. When more of the tendon is injured, concerns for rupture arise nd will prompt more restricted limitations. ...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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5 weeks after my sugery on the inside of my right hand, still stiff, pain, even with exercises, tendon cut next appt 7-17 is this normal. I had 3 cyst?

5 weeks after my sugery on the inside of my right hand, still stiff, pain, even with exercises, tendon cut next appt 7-17 is this normal. I had 3 cyst?

Refer to answer: Usually there is no stiffness after surgery, may be limitation of motion. If you are stiff do not do any more surgeries. First stay away from all gmo food plus chicken and turkey meet. Second make sure your hga1c is below 5.6, TSH is below 2.0, and your CBC diff, crp, ana, rf, are normal. Uric acid need to be below 5. Automatically with exercise stiffness goes away. ...Read more

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My right hand center part is cut with a glass tube two months before. tendon of my one finger is partially cut & upper part doesn't moved. recovery?

My right hand center part is cut with a glass tube two months before. tendon of my one finger is partially cut & upper part doesn't moved. recovery?

Need more info: Hopefully you were treated by a hand surgeon. This kind of repair is tricky and should be done by an experienced orthopedic surgeon. My strong suggestion is if you did have a repair of the laceration and have these side effects you should return to the surgeon and following that you may need rehabilitation to try to return to normal use of your right hand. ...Read more

Hand Laceration (Definition)

Hand lacerations can range from minor things like a paper cut to major injuries where tendons ...Read more