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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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What can I do for a torn tendon in my left foot?

What can I do for a torn tendon in my left foot?

If its torn: I would see a foot doc for further evil and treatment. If function is lost, repair of the tendon may be a consideration. If a longitudinal treat is present immobilization is recommended.
Depending on your level of activity, a decision between conservative and surgical management will need to be made. ...Read more

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What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

Tendon tear: If it is a horizontal tear, surgical repair is appropriate. If it is a split tear in the tendon, immobilization and physical therapy can heal the injury. We also use platelet rich plasma injections to facilitate healing of the injury. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

What is the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

Depends: Depends on the tendon torn, the degree of tear, the ability to repair with non-surgical means versus surgical means, ability to rest, splint, not use the area, time on crutches, boot splint, or other and the type of physical therapy your get. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine physician and get an evaluation. You may need to see a foot and ankle trained ortho to see you. ...Read more

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How painful is having repair for a torn tendon in your ankle?

See below: Depending on the procedure performed it is probably less painful then walking on the injury. ...Read more

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Hi had surgery for torn tendon in March this year have gone over on my ankle cant weight bear could I have retorn it?

Hi had surgery for torn tendon in March this year have gone over on my ankle cant weight bear could I have retorn it?

Possible, the -: -only way 2 find out is 2 B Cn by Ur surgeon again 4 hands on eval & possible images. ...Read more

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If I had a high ankle sprain and a torn tendon 4 months ago and it still hurts, what should I do to alleviate the pain?

If I had a high ankle sprain and a torn tendon 4 months ago and it still hurts, what should I do to alleviate the pain?

Have it evaluated.: It is common for one to experience pain for several months following an ankle injury. An MRI may be of benefit in diagnosing your pathology. ...Read more

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I had ankle surgery almost 12 years ago for torn tendon. I recently step off the step and had immediate swelling and pain? Imwondering I tore anything

I had ankle surgery almost 12 years ago for torn tendon. I recently step off the step and had immediate swelling and pain? Imwondering I tore anything

Injured Foot/ Ankle: Well, are you able to walk? Can you move your foot and ankle without pain? If it is swollen, most likely it is injured and you'll need to get a set of X-rays and an MRI in order to fully evaluate the extent of the injury. Immediately, you should put some ice on it, elevate your leg and try to get some rest. See your nearest foot and ankle specialist to further evaluate your ankle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

See below: A strained tendon is just that, it has been stretched passed its normal length.
Atorn tendon is an actual tear in the body of the tendon.
Symptoms are similiar, swelling pain, instabitlity.
Treatments are similar with rest and immobilization and possible surgery. ...Read more

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What do I do if I need surgery on my ankle for a tendon rupture and have no insurance and am unemployed?

Community hospital: Your local community hospital (in your case probably sf general hosp.) should have orthopaedists who treat those who are uninsured. You don't necessarily need an operation. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to return to play ball after a patellar tendon rupture?

Is it possible to return to play ball after a patellar tendon rupture?

Yes: A patellar tendon rupture requires surgery, and rehabilitation. Typical return to sport is at least 6 months, and may take 12 months. ...Read more

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Trouble finding dr to fix ankle retinaculum/bowstring ant tib. How likely of post tib tendon rupture - tenosynovitis and severepain from tension now?

Trouble finding dr to fix ankle retinaculum/bowstring ant tib. How likely of post tib tendon rupture - tenosynovitis and severepain from tension now?

Bowstring rare: The retinaculum. Is a band of tissue that prevents bowstringing. A repair should not cause tendon rupture. The anterior tibial tendon is a compartment entirely different from posterior tibial tendon. An evaluation by a orthopedic or podiatric foot and ankle surgeon is in order. The APMA. Has a find a podiatrist function. Your local hospital or primary doctor could help you find a specialist. ...Read more

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How concerning is a pulled or strained tendon in foot?

The reason To: Take care of something is to ensure the condition does not worsen.
Example: a strained posterior tibial tendon in a person with a flatfoot could potentially be devastating if not treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how dangerous is a pulled or strained tendon in foot?

Can you tell me how dangerous is a pulled or strained tendon in foot?

That would depend on: How bad the strain was. Usually, for the most part these are not dangerous injuries but more annoyances that you can't do what you want. Rest, ice, or heat after the first 48 hours are good. You can brace or wrap the injured region. ...Read more

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Severe tightening of flexor hallucis longus tendon in foot?

Stretch: If the flexor tendon is too tight it will also cause cramping of the arch area. You need to stretch out your great toe by hyperextending it gradually (holding your big toe toward your face) also use some icy hot, etc. Make sure that you stretch this at least 2 times daily, and before and after exercise. Good support is also needed in the shoes. ...Read more

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Have a subluxing/snapping extensor tendon in foot after injury (by 4th met). Doc said only cure for this is surgery. Is this true?

Have a subluxing/snapping extensor tendon in foot after injury (by 4th met). Doc said only cure for this is surgery. Is this true?

Snapping tendon: It is possible that over time, the bony callous (thickened area) will consolidate and remodel so that it is thinner, and at that point, the tendon may not snap over it. Time will tell. ...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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In 2011 I had peroneal tendon repair. It was partially torn across but torn way up my leg. Since then my big toe has hurt &doesn't bend very well help?

In 2011 I had peroneal tendon repair. It was partially torn across but torn way up my leg. Since then my big toe has hurt &doesn't bend very well help?

May or may not: Be related. The peroneal longus tendon inserts on the base of the first metatarsal and this may have something to do with the function of the great toe. Xrays to rule out hallux limitus/rigidus and clinical exam are warranted. ...Read more

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What is done for a torn tendon?

If the Tendon: Is ruptured it may require surgery. If a partial tear you may need to be casted. ...Read more

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What does a torn tendon feel like?

Pain: Pain and inability to move the joint that it crosses. ...Read more

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How long can you go with out sugery on a torn tendon in the leg?

How long can you go with out sugery on a torn tendon in the leg?

Does it bother you?: How much pain can you take? Did you ask the doc if it would get worse? These are things to consider. ...Read more

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My friend will have surgery to fix a torn tendon in his leg. How long should it take to recover?

Depends: On the tendon and type of repair. Probably looking at at least several months. Physical therapy at the appropriate point of healing process will help. ...Read more

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I have a torn tendon in my hip. I have done some physical thep. But that dies not seento doing much. What do you think about actumpture. Or what would?

I have a torn tendon in my hip. I have done some physical thep. But that dies not seento doing much. What do you think about actumpture. Or what would?

It take a while: To heal about 6-8 weeks, keep on doing stretching exercises and stretching exercises.
Acupuncture relief pain so if that what you want to try it no harm from it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for torn ligaments and a torn tendon?

What is the treatment for torn ligaments and a torn tendon?

Torn ligament/tendon: It depends on the location. Some tendon or ligament injuries heal with nonoperative treatment and time, some heal with splinting and therapy, some require surgery. ...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