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Ruptured Tendon In Thumb
Possible tendon rupture in thumb 2days after steroid shot. Doc could not locate tendon on ultrasound? Could this be corrected without surgery?
No: It the tendon is ruptured it would need to be repaired or replaced by a tendon transfer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cut my thumb open a couple weeks ago and had surgery to fix a tendon. How would i know if it ruptured?
Function: Whichever movement was facilitated by the presence of that tendon would be lost and you would no longer have that movement. It would also be likely to be very painful. ...Read more
What to do if I cut my thumb open a couple weeks ago and I had surgery to fix a tendon, how do I know if the tendon ruptured?
Examination: You need to see the doctor who did the repair ASAP ...Read more
Seek treatment: Tendons allow your muscles to move bones and joints. If a tendon ruptures, it may require surgery. Seek attention immediately if you believe you may have a tendon rupture. A delay in treatment may make it more difficult or impossible to treat, especially if surgery may be required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Direct trauma: Tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state. Injuries for tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not very likely: Tendon ruptures do happen, but are rather rare. Treatment depends on which tendon was ruptured and where it was ruptured. If you are concerned about a tendon rupture, i would recommend evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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