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Is a creaky foot a sign of tendon and ligament injury?

Is a creaky foot a sign of tendon and ligament injury?

Could be: Without a full exam, this is difficult to get a complete picture. Some people will hear and feel popping from tendon injury but others will experience similar symptoms from joint injuries. This is probably something that you want to have evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist). ...Read more

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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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Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?

Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?

Experience counts.: It goes without saying that every patient's condition should be evaluated before applying general rules, but, if the laceration is distal (toward the toes) to the knot of Henry, then surgical repair is probably best. Find an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a pulled ligament and a torn tendon the same?

Is a pulled ligament and a torn tendon the same?

No : They are different anatomical structures. Tendons are the part of the muscle that attach to the bones, the muscle portion is their "belly". Ligaments are soft tissue structures that can prevent tendons from bowstringing or help stabilize certain bones. ...Read more

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Will i need foot surgery for focal longitudinal split tear of the peroneus longus tendon, tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons, or a non visualized atf?

Will i need foot surgery for focal longitudinal split tear of the peroneus longus tendon, tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons, or a non visualized atf?

MAYBE: For the flexor tenosynovitis, no; PT, rest w/ a boot, NSAID's may help. "Non-visualized ATF?" I would have to see you clinically. Do you have an unstable ankle? "Split PL tendon"-I would start w/ a boot or brace, maybe PT. If it does not get better and it hurts, may need repair. Good luck! Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Mri reports there is a rupture of the mid to proximal aspect of the ACL w/ lateral displacement of fibers in torn distal stump. Is this a full tear?

Mri reports there is a rupture of the mid to proximal aspect of the ACL w/ lateral displacement of fibers in torn distal stump. Is this a full tear?

The report: Should indicated whether the tear is partial or complete. Just from what you describe, i would suspect it is complete but your doctor should be able to tell you definitively. ...Read more

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Is a rupture of the posterior root of the medial meniscus with extrusion mean a tear of the medial meniscus? Please help

Is a rupture of the posterior root of the medial meniscus with extrusion mean a tear of the medial meniscus? Please help

Extrusion: Extrusion refers to the medial meniscus extending past the end of the tibia the bone that it rests on, radiographically on your MRI. Don't worry, your Orthopaedic Surgeon will help you with this. Please stay calm and see Ortho. ...Read more

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Is a tear of the anterior talofibular ligament bad?

Sprain: This ligament is the most common injured with a routine ankle sprain. Most will heal with rest, or immobilization. More severe injuries may require additional treatment. ...Read more

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What is the healing process from a fracture from rupture of the periosteum to formation of a bony callus like?

What is the healing process from a fracture from rupture of the periosteum to formation of a bony callus like?

Short course: Fx= torn perios=bleeding=hematoma. 4 +/- 7-10 days cells move in to clean up, a well as blood vessel. Not much healing 4 1-2 wks. Clot is formed, stem cells move in and set up house and form osteoblasts. As new bone is formed in the latis of the clot u c calcium/callus show up. Healing assumes the form of a lump around the bone ends& 6-8 wks solid. As it remodels 2 accept the stresses lump=+/-anat. ...Read more

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Is prominence of the navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone suppose to be a painful?

Is prominence of the navicular tubercle at the medial aspect of the navicular bone suppose to be a painful?

It can be: The pain may also be of inflamation or degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon directly against the prominence.... ...Read more

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Can a 11 month insubstance tear in central insertional fibres of the distal Archilles tendon heal without surgery?

Can a 11 month insubstance tear in central insertional fibres of the distal Archilles tendon heal without surgery?

Partial tears might: If it is a complete tear, no. If it is a partial tear, there is a chance that it might heal without surgery. A medical boot that limits movement of the Achilles tendon , one that immobilizes the ankle, would certainly be needed. ...Read more

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Is a bakers cyst a result of a torn miniscus?

Is a bakers cyst a result of a torn miniscus?

Yes it can be: Bakers' cysts are ubiquitus.As people age they become more common because the knee developes more arthritic change and the menisci lose their water content and tear more easily.A meniscus tear can cause a rent in the knee joint capsule and the increased joint fluid your body produces leaks out(to form the popliteal or bakers'cyst).See your ors.Good luck! ...Read more

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Is the posterior tibial or peroneal artery a superficial artery? Is there a superficial artery along the lateral aspect of the achilles?

Is the posterior tibial or peroneal artery a superficial artery? Is there a superficial artery along the lateral aspect of the achilles?

Arteries to the foot: The posterior tibial is rather situated medial and deep in the hindfoot, essentially supplying the plantar (bottom) of your foot. The dorsalis pedis supplies the top (dorsal) foot. The fibular (peroneal) artery provides blood to the leg's lateral compartment. ...Read more

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Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath of the peroneus bervis and peroneus longus muscles suggestive for tenosynovitis what is the treatment?

Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath of the peroneus bervis and peroneus longus muscles suggestive for tenosynovitis what is the treatment?

Rest: Tendonitis is treated by relative rest (cease from all activities that give pain), physical therapy, and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, alleve). Sometimes immobilization is neede in a cast or boot. A cortisone shot if often helpful, but cannot be done in some areas of tendonitis. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bone avulsion.?

Describe the features of a bone avulsion.?

One kind fractures: A fracture caused by the tearing away of a fragment of bone where a strong ligament or tendon attachment forcibly pulls the fragment away from the bone tissue. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for mild tendinopathic enlargement of the juxtamalleolar portion of the peroneus longus tendon w/o discrete tear?

What treatment is available for mild tendinopathic enlargement of the juxtamalleolar portion of the peroneus longus tendon w/o discrete tear?

Time will tell : Progress. With your history, It may be worthwhile to get a second opinion from an osteopathic physician, DO, who can do a musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment. S/he can also review your records, imaging and give you a better idea on management moving forward, especially if PT didn't help. Many great DO's in your area in LA. ...Read more

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What is a microtrabecular fracture of the tibia? Is it the same as a tibial plateau fracture?

What is a microtrabecular fracture of the tibia? Is it the same as a tibial plateau fracture?

Micro trabecular: In layman's terms a microtrabecular fracture is basically a deep bone bruise. This is a diagnosis only seen on MRI and not on regular x-rays. Generally this implies a less severe injury compared to a standard fracture. ...Read more

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