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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 is a ruptured tendon and how is it treated?

What is a ruptured tendon and how is it treated?

A ruptured tendon: Can come from either an injury or can occur spontaneously (some medications like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can do this). It's when a tendon separates from the bone it's supposed to be attached to. Muscles become tendons so when a muscle contracts, it pulls on a tendon and the tendon, which is attached to a bone, causes motion. If the tendon is ruptured, no movement can take place. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a pulled or ruptured tendon?

How to tell if I have a pulled or ruptured tendon?

Eventual MRI is best: Tendons attach muscles to bones, they allow the muscle to pull on the bone & cause motion. Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers w/in the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact #, but a grade 1 = fiber stretch, grade two = partial/ moderate disruption, & grade three = complete disruption. An x-ray can determine a rupture if it pulls a piece of bone with it. ...Read more

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Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

Yes: It is a significant knee injury it will need to be surgically repaired and then immoblized for 6-8 weeks to allow healing. If it is not repaired, it will be difficult to walk especially on stairs. ...Read more

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How do you fix a patellar tendon rupture?

How do you fix a patellar tendon rupture?

Patellar tendon: Repair of the patella tendon (pt) requires an incision in front of the knee. The tendon typically pulls away from the inferior pole of patella. Vertical drill holes made from inferior to superior patella. Stitches are placed through pt, passed through dril holes, and tied over top of patella. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to cope after a ruptured tendon surgery?

Physical therapy: Talk to your surgeon if you need emotional support he will refer you to sociologist. If it is a problem of function discuss options for physical therapy with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon rupture?

Knee won't straighte: If you can't straighten out your knee the tendon tore and it needs to be reconnected surgically. ...Read more

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How long does a distal biceps tendon rupture take to heal?

5 months: Distal biceps ruptures need to be repaired surgically. If done well, gentle range of motion exercises are begun early, using the arm gently for 3 months. At the 3 months junction normal use without lifting or stress, if everything goes well, normal use and stressat five months. ...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


Rupture (Definition)

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