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Should I have surgery for a severed palmaris longus tendon? Awful pain now for 6 weeks

Should I have surgery for a severed palmaris longus tendon? Awful pain now for 6 weeks

Hand: Not necessarily as this tendon does little with movement. However, it is unusual that you are still having pain after 6 weeks. Might be a good idea to see a hand surgeon and make sure you did not hurt something else. ...Read more

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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Is it normal to feel a tendon around the lower part of the fibularis longus move when bending my toes in?

Is it normal to feel a tendon around the lower part of the fibularis longus move when bending my toes in?

To some extent: The perineal tendons run just distal to the fibula and you could potentially feel the moving as you flex your toes/foot. If you have any concern, do not hesitate to be checked. A simple exam should be able to tell if their is anything abnormal going on. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

What are the symptoms of flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

Torn or inflamed?: If torn it will not flex & stays in a somewhat extended position. It also causes a limp since it is involved in push off. Hurts when it happens & may have some calf cramping, but pain goes away fairly fast. If inflamed it hurts in gait push off, u may deal & hear it squeaking. All attempt 2flex is painfull. Torn = surgical, inflamed= activity modification nsaids, ice rest ? Pt also. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

What are the symptoms of a flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

FHL: Tendonitis usually has pain to tendon and on rom of hallux with some get sesmoiditis along wrk it. Swelling may be present. Use rest, ice, compression and elevation and taks some nsaids . If persists see podiatrist in area. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for peroneus longus tendon tear?

What is the best treatment for peroneus longus tendon tear?

Extent of tear?: The vast majority of partial tears are initially treated with immobilization using a splint for 2-4 weeks with possible therapy. If the tear is complete or persistently symptomatic after non-surgical treatment, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

Not : Rare but uncommon. The problem is treated with nonsteroidal medications and, sometimes, oral steroids. It can be an uncomfortable disease but is not life threatening. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for mild tendinopathic enlargement of the juxtamalleolar portion of the peroneus longus tendon w/o discrete tear?

What treatment is available for mild tendinopathic enlargement of the juxtamalleolar portion of the peroneus longus tendon w/o discrete tear?

Time will tell : Progress. With your history, It may be worthwhile to get a second opinion from an osteopathic physician, DO, who can do a musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment. S/he can also review your records, imaging and give you a better idea on management moving forward, especially if PT didn't help. Many great DO's in your area in LA. ...Read more

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Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?

Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?

Experience counts.: It goes without saying that every patient's condition should be evaluated before applying general rules, but, if the laceration is distal (toward the toes) to the knot of Henry, then surgical repair is probably best. Find an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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If the Peroneus Longus tendon (on the side of the foot) is completely torn and separated and supposedly can't be pulled together how can it be fixed?

Oh my Peroneii.: The basis of the repair is mainly determined by the location of the tear on the course of the tendon. As you can imagine, there a varying ways to accomplish this feat. Some methods include a combination of suturing the damaged tendon to surrounding tendons, anchoring the damaged tendon to bone, and, even using tendon transfer techniques. Your best bet is to acquire several expert opinions. ...Read more

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