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Tendon (Overview)

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 up of adjacent bones.


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How long does it usually take a tendon to repair its self?

How long does it usually take a tendon to repair its self?

6-8 weeks: Tendons are slow to heal and subject to rupture due to their tenuous blood supply. However it is felt that early protected movement is necessary to minimize adhesions and loss of function. It is essential to maintain close follow up with your surgeon and therapist. ...Read more

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Tendon (Overview)

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 up of adjacent bones.


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How do you treat tear in a tendon. ?

How do you treat tear in a tendon. ?

Depends on a lot: This depends greatly on which tendon, degree of tear, and functional goals of the patient. At best, some tears can be managed with pain control and rest, similar to a muscle strain; complete tears or tears in muscles bearing high loads may require surgery. Often physical therapy will be a component of the plan, as will antiinflammatories and rest. ...Read more

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How do I recover from pulling a tendon?

Six weeks: It takes generally about six weeks. Do ice and stretch to help in recovery. I persist, something else may be going on. Seek medical attention if is not getting better. ...Read more

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Told " it is easy to lengthen a tendon, done successfully all the time, but it is much more difficult to shorten a tendon that has lengthened." Why?

Told  " it is easy to lengthen a tendon, done successfully all the time, but it is much more difficult to shorten a tendon that has lengthened." Why?

Rubber band: Think of it in terms of a rubber band. A rubber band is easy to stretch, but once it is stretched for a long period of time, it can't shrink down to its original size. ...Read more

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What is a tendon?

Long thin flexible: Tendons can also be broad and flat. Tendons connect muscle to bones. ...Read more

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How long does it take a severed tendon to heal?

How long does it take a severed tendon to heal?

Severed tendon: If the tendon is in good contact with the opposite side of the severed are, it may heal within 3-4 weeks. However, the tendon, if completely severed should be evaluated and brought together surgically. It would still take 3-4 weeks to unite before early range of motion and PT is started ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tendon?

What is the definition or description of: tendon?

Connect muscle-bone : 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 up of adjacent bones. ...Read more

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Can you tear a tendon in your foreman?

Yes: Tendons tear from trauma and if the injury was directed at the forearm, it could happen there. You should ice the injured area and seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more