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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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What other diseases/infections am I at risk for when getting a cadaver tendon graft? (I know the chances are very low, I would still like to know)

What other diseases/infections am I at risk for when getting a cadaver tendon graft? (I know the chances are very low, I would still like to know)

Hepatitis: There's talk of both B and C having been transmitted. Nobody knows whether West Nile, prion disease, or HTLV-I or HTLV-2 can be transmitted. ...Read more

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How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

1/3 up the leg: Achilles tendon merges into your gastro-soleus muscles about 1/3 up the leg from the heel. MRI is the best diagnostic tool to see inflammatory changes or tears. Real time Ultrasound examination shows full thickness tears. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy for short heel tendons in children?

How effective is physical therapy for short heel tendons in children?

Tight achilles: Below is a good answer and stretching can help. I would like to add that often if there is a real equinus (tight achilles) surgery is required.
Physical therapy for short achilles tendons can be beneficial but typically dynamic splinting can also allow for a prolonged low load stretch. Therapy and splinting may be needed for as long as 6 months depending on the severity of the contracture. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heel pain. I have haglunds disorder my podistrist is sending me to a orthopeedic dr he wants them to remove the lump or shave it and snim and reline the tendon what type of surgery is involved and what is the down time?

I am experiencing heel pain. I have haglunds disorder my podistrist is sending me to a orthopeedic dr he wants them to remove the lump or shave it and snim and reline the tendon what type of surgery is involved and what is the down time?

The type of surgery that is involved all depends upon the extent of the posterior calcaneal bony protrusion.: Hello,
Depending on the size and location of the prominence, a surgeon maybe able to get a way with removing as much of the prominence as he can without detaching the tendon. The recovery time on this would be fairly less involved 4-6 weeks with rehab. If fairly large, one would need to detach and reattach the tendon to remove the protrusion which will increase recovery, taking 3-4 months with PT ...Read more

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Can topical steroid ointments for eczema have any affect whatsoever on tendon disorders? Recovering from levaquin-induced bilateral Achilles damage.

Can topical steroid ointments for eczema have any affect whatsoever on tendon disorders? Recovering from levaquin-induced bilateral Achilles damage.

No direct linkage: Topical steroids act locally for the most part. Ask your physician who prescribed the specific medication to make sure there is no known tendon-related side effects, especially since you have already had Levaquin (levofloxacin) induced tendon trouble in the past. ...Read more

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Will reiters syndrome always show up on x-ray? What about the arthritis in the tendons and other diseases that effect the tendons?

Will reiters syndrome always show up on x-ray? What about the arthritis in the tendons and other diseases that effect the tendons?

No: Reiter's syndrome is an old term not used clinically anymore to describe a type of reactive arthritis that is an inflammatory arthritis that is self-limited and triggered by certain types of infections (specific diarrheal infections, chlamydia, mycoplasma). It often affects tendons and the entheses (attachment sites of tendons to bone), so they generally cannot be seen on regular x-ray films. ...Read more

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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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What can I do for damaged tendons caused by levoflox?

What can I do for damaged tendons caused by levoflox?

Let me explain: Levaquin and Cipro (are two of the more popular drugs in this class of antibiotics, but others which could also be associated with the risk of tendon damage include tequin Penetrex Factive (gemifloxacin) Maxaquin Avelox Noroxin, Floxin and trovan.
The treatment fot that it depend on the amount of damage from casting and surgical repair. ...Read more

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What is done for a torn tendon?

If the Tendon: Is ruptured it may require surgery. If a partial tear you may need to be casted. ...Read more

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Low long willa tendon injury last?

Low long willa tendon injury last?

A HAND tendon may: Require surgery, splinting or observation depending upon the location, the percentage of injury and the preconditions prior to the injury. However a prompt assesment by a hand surgeon or a comparably trained health care provider is needed to determine the proper course of action. Hand surgeons are well versed in these decisions ...Read more

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How does calcium build up on tendons?

How does calcium build up on tendons?

Few theories: Calcific tendonitis most commonly involves shoulder. Three main theories: reactive calcification; endochondral ossification with tendon cells converting to cartilage cells to form bone; ectopic bone formation with change of mesenchymal stem cells into osteogenic cells (bone forming cells). Tendintis usually deposits of hydroxyapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) in any tendon of the body. ...Read more