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Ruptured Tendon Thumb
Possible tendon rupture in thumb 2days after steroid shot. Doc could not locate tendon on ultrasound? Could this be corrected without surgery?
Decreased motion: Particularly the ability to voluntarily actively move an isolated finger joint or a change in the resting position or posture of the hand or wrist could mean a tendon rupture. The exact mechanics of course vary by location within the hand. A tendon rupture nay be sudden or gradual from attrition and may or may not be painful depending upon the mechanism . Local swelling may precede or follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weakness: Acutely pain and swelling with some bruising. Patient will have significant weakness of supination of the forearm and some loss of elbow flexion strength. You may see the biceps retract proximally and bunch up in the upper arm , especially with attempted use. This is a surgical problem see a hand surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protection: There are two tendons if one ruptures then you will have a weakness in that arm from now on. Surgical replacement of the ruptured tendon is sometimes possible and you should see an orthopedic surgeon for this. Gradually and slowly strengthing the remaining tendon with low weight exercises may help prevent its rupture in the future. Always avoid lifting very heavy objects to prevent rupture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If biceps torn proximal in shoulder, would leave alone. Shouldn't anticipate significant functional loss, but may have popeye deformity. If distal, repair not likely. Reconstruction with some sort of interposition graft required. Many patients report improved pain with function, but does not correct deformity, and strength improvements less predictable. Tough problem to have. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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