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Doctor insights on: Ruptured Plantaris Tendon Treatment

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MRI showed a ruptured plantaris tendon. What is the treatment and recovery time? It gets a little better but re-injures easily.

MRI showed a ruptured plantaris tendon. What is the treatment and recovery time? It gets a little better but re-injures easily.

Doctor dependent: Some may put you in a walking boot, some may put you in a below knee cast with crutches. Much may have to do with your symptoms and clinical presentation.

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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What exactly is a rupture in the Achilles tendon, how is it treated, & what is the treatment time? Is there any kind of physical activity I can do?

What exactly is a rupture in the Achilles tendon, how is it treated, & what is the treatment time? Is there any kind of physical activity I can do?

Depends how your: Ruptured it, and what recommendations your orthopedic surgeon has on the extent of rupture, type of repair needed. Since it involved weight bearing, the recovery will depend on what else is also injured along with this, and not adding more to it. Let your doctor dictate what activity you can do, or not do, so you can have full recovery. It may take a few months to heal, along with physical therapy.

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How long does a ruptured Achilles tendon take to heal after treatment?

How long does a ruptured Achilles tendon take to heal after treatment?

Achilles rupture: It depends on whether this is treated nonsurgical vs. Surgical and the degree of the tear.

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What can be done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture that I never sought out treatment for?

What can be done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture that I never sought out treatment for?

See an upper ex spec: A six month old proximal bicep reptile can be ignored or fixed by an upper extremity specialist. The distal biceps rupture is a more difficult problem and you need to find someone who has performed tendon grafts.

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If I ruptured my Achilles tendon 3-5 years ago and did not seek medical treatment, would it still be detectable on MRI?

If I ruptured my Achilles tendon 3-5 years ago and did not seek medical treatment, would it still be detectable on MRI?

Yes: A complete rupture should be visible on an MRI. A partial rupture may be more difficult to see, but will likely also be visible on MRI.

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Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way. You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help. Good luck.

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Is prolozone an appropriate therapy for a partially ruptured bicep tendon?

Possibly: Prolozone causes repair and tightening of the lax structures, partially torn connective tissue and ligaments. Prolozone halts the pain/inflammation cycle. This allows for better circulation, increased blood flow carrying nutrition, and hydration of the damaged tissues. This allows for a healing environment within the joint to develop and results in increased range of motion and decreased pain.

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What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

Conditioning: Gentle range of motion, scar mobilization, conditioning (calf strengthening), proprioception. Follow surgeons guidelines for how to progress.

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What is a ruptured tendon cure?

What is a ruptured tendon cure?

Couple of things: Sometimes immobilization will work other times surgery is needed to put the tendon back together.

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How can you cure patellar tendon rupture?

How can you cure patellar tendon rupture?

Patellar tendon: If you have a complete patellar tendon rupture you would require surgical repair or reconstruction.

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I strained a tendon in my arm, treatment?

I strained a tendon in my arm, treatment?

Strained tendon: A strained tendon in arm is first treated with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication. If it does not improve see an orthopedist.

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What is the treatment for tendon laceration?

Surgical repair: If the tendon is completely severed, then repair is usually the treatment of choice. You need to consult a specialist for a complete evaluation. Dr l.

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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.

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What is the treatment for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

Protecting the foot: Treatment depends on the severity of the dysfunction. The pt muscle is the main strap muscle that holds up the arch and tries to control over pronation of the foot. If this is severely damaged, the arch can collapse and lead the serious foot deformities and discomfort. The goal of treatment is to protect the arch from damage. See your foot specialist. Dr l.

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Will shoulder impingment & partial tendon tear go away without treatment?

Will shoulder impingment & partial tendon tear go away without treatment?

Not usually: It is possible, with rest and activity avoidance your pain can be diminished but the problem may not totally go away. Physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and possible steroid injections can aid in pain reduction. Depending on the severity of the partial tear you may need surgery to eliminate the impingement and to repair the tear.

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more