partial tear of distal bicep tendon

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Can a partial tear of the distal bicep tendon cause pain in my forearm, wrist and make my fingers cramp. My injury happened 3 weeks ago.?

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Near the distal Biceps is the Median Nerve. Injury to that area can potentially injure that nerve or swelling puts pressure on that nerve. A test called EMG/NCV can identify how well that nerve is functioning and help determine the cause. Stop at your local Physical Medicine and Rehab or Neurologist doctors office for more details.
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I have a full thickness tear in shoulder and a partial tear in bicep tendon. Is surgery my best option? Have had this for 5 months.

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I presume its a full thickness rotator cuff tear. Its a bit uncommon in your age group. However, if the diagnosis is based on a good physical exam, and it correlates to MRI findings, its probably the correct diagnosis. Treatment depends on tear configuration, but the natural history of RC tears is to become larger. Some balanced tears do well with PT. If PT hasn't helped, then RC repair is the best option. Its done arthroscopically, takes about 1.5hrs, and is out patient. Full healing takes 4-6months. For the biceps, its usually a significant pain generator, and should be addressed with tenodesis (reattach to humerus) or tenotomy (release). The choice depends on activity level and other factors. Tenotomy is the least invasive, and has excellent results. Surgery is best done by a sports medicine trained orthopedist.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel answered:

I am having pain in the distal bicep tendon. I do not think its a tear, what can I do to help it? I did it playing softball.

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Cold packs the first two days then hot compress thereafter. Take Tylenol or NSAIDS as needed for pain. Apply ace wrap where it hurts. If it gets worse, see your boyfriend, I mean your DR!
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal answered:

MRI of shoulder mild partial intrasubstance tearing of supra, infras and subsc tendon insertions". Tendinopathy of the intra-articular bicep tendon ?

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Don't make the mistake of determining your treatment based on an MRI reading. If you don't already have a diagnosis that makes sense to you on an anatomic basis prior to the MRI, consider a second opinion. For instance, the number of changes you describe may be because of chronic untreated instability. Learn more: http://theshouldercenter.com/Shoulder-Pain.htm
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Whats a high grade partial tear of patella tendon?

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The patellar tendon connects the knee cap to the tibia. Without your patella tendon, you can not straighten your knee and it would be difficult to walk. A partial tear means it is not completely torn, but a high grade means it is pretty close to a complete tear. It is probably going to need to be fixed or you may have a poor outcome. Thank you.
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider answered:

what is done for a partial tear in the patellar tendon?

Cast, brace

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A slight partial tear in the tendon can probably be treated with either a cast or brace for 6-8 weeks. A complete or almost complete tear would require a surgical repair
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How do I treat a partial tear to the tendon of the gastrocnemius?

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make sure of the diagnosis and talk to your doctor about a physical therapy rehab program when the healing stage is right.
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could a ankle tendon tear be misdiagnosed as a partial tear in mri?

A tear is a tear

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The degree of tendon tear may differ in radiologist interpretation; however, a tear is a tear. Keep in mind, the MRI is a diagnostic test. Your doctor should be treating your symptoms based on his/her exam and use the MRI to confirm. Bottom line, you need the tear to heal and to avoid re-injuring it. That should be the doc's focus in treatment plan.
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Dr. Jedediah Jones answered:

High grade partial tear ucl and common flexor tendon what does this mean?

Thumb or Elbow?

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The Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) is a primary stabilizer to one of your thumb joints. It provides stability to the thumb when you pinch something between your thumb and index finger. It is injured when the thumb is bent backwards and outwards. It is unlikely that you injured the actual flexor tendon to the thumb but rather the insertion of some thumb muscles that attach near the UCL.
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider answered:

What can i do to recover from a partial tear of my gracilis muscle and tendon?

Rest, ice, time

Nsaids
Typically an injury involving a partial muscle tear with heal over a six week time period. The acute symptoms can be helped with ice, rest and nsaids. As the symptoms improve, the use of physical therapy can be used to help regain strength, flexibility and gradually a return to full sports and activities.
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