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How much should I get off work due to tendon laceration?

How much should I get off work due to tendon laceration?

Depends: Time off work mainly depends on the type of work you do. Many people can return to work within a week or two. If your job requires significant work with the hands than you may need more time off. ...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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What is the definition or description of: tendon laceration?

What is the definition or description of: tendon laceration?

A torn tendon: A tendon laceration is a cut or ripped tendon. This typically causes reduction in motion of the bone that the tendon is connected to. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tendon laceration?

Surgical repair: If the tendon is completely severed, then repair is usually the treatment of choice. You need to consult a specialist for a complete evaluation. Dr l. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for tendon laceration?

Hand suergen: Hand surgeon hand surgeon will be the best choice if could not find orthopedic surgeon and or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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When is surgery necessary for a partial tendon laceration?

When is surgery necessary for a partial tendon laceration?

Consult hand surgeon: Typically must be explored and evaluated by a hand surgeon. Repair will be based on area of injury, percent of disruption and what the edges look like. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for a partial tendon laceration or does it heal back together on its own?

Is surgery necessary for a partial tendon laceration or does it heal back together on its own?

It could: First let us define what partial rupture means: less than one third of the tendon wedth. Partial tendon laceration could heel on his own. Her the two senario.1- you know the tendon is partially lacerated and you precaution to let heel by it self. 2- you do not know is partially rupture and you my not take the precaution needed to heal it , in this situation it may rupture completely.Thank you. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with tendon laceration?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with tendon laceration?

Yes: All surgeons, but especially orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons, would consider it to be their "bread and butter.". ...Read more

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How can I help finger tendon laceration?

How can I help finger tendon laceration?

Hand specialist: A laceration that extends through to the tendon of a finger is best managed by an orthopedic hand specialist. All the best! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a laceration to the tibialis anterior tendon in my foot. Would this foot affect the tibialis anterior?

Can you tell me if a laceration to the tibialis anterior tendon in my foot. Would this foot affect the tibialis anterior?

Difficult to say: It is difficult to say without an exam but unless you have suffered a major trauma to you leg i think problems with ankle extension would be unlikely. You would need a severe, deep laceration thru all of the anterior compartment musculature to affect function significantly after healing. If you have such a wound you should definitely be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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24yr m: 2 weeks ago i suffered a laceration to wrist-cut 3 tendons, transected median nerve. Repaired. Have partial feeling in thumb, lowpalm, 3, 4 digit. Anastomosis? Wwill it help with my prognosis?

24yr m: 2 weeks ago i suffered a laceration to wrist-cut 3 tendons, transected median nerve. Repaired. Have partial feeling in thumb, lowpalm, 3, 4 digit. Anastomosis? Wwill it help with my prognosis?

Cut median nerve: A repair is mandatory to give you any chance that you will recovery feeling and motor function provided the by median nerve. You need to follow your surgeon's instructions and considerable rehab will be needed for your tendons to work well again. The best thing for your prognosis is your age... Younger people do much better than older people. ...Read more

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ER Dr said a tendon was cut from wrist laceration. I can wiggle all fingers but two are numb with limited ability to move. Well I need surgery?

ER Dr said a tendon was cut from wrist laceration. I can wiggle all fingers but two are numb with limited ability to move. Well I need surgery?

Possibly.: You should see a hand specialist to be fully evaluated. Depending on your movement problems and location of the lacerations they may be able to reattach some of the tendons to improve your movement. The numbness suggests nerve damage from swelling or possible cutting from the same injury, there is unlikely much that can be done about this beyond getting the wound cleaned out and infection free. ...Read more

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Do I have to be cleared by my doctor to play basketball? I had a hand laceration on the top of my hand that severed my pinke and wrist tendon and had to have them surgerically repaired. I had a check up yesterday and the doctor says they are healing fine

Do I have to be cleared by my doctor to play basketball? I had a hand laceration on the top of my hand that severed my pinke and wrist tendon and had to have them surgerically repaired. I had a check up yesterday and the doctor says they are healing fine

Definitely : These injuries need to be healed completely with therapy for strengthening and stabilization before starting basketball. The statement doing well doesn't mean it's done healing just progressing as expected. ...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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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?

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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Could a 36 hour old laceration be closed?

Could a 36 hour old laceration be closed?

Not with stitches : After 36 hours ur laceration has to be closed through secondary intention. The time period for the acute stitches have passed. Now it may take longer for the wound to fill in and heal. Make sure to keep the area clean, covered with a dressing and use antibiotic cream to avoid infection. ...Read more

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What can be done for a torn shoulder tendon?

What can be done for a torn shoulder tendon?

Rotator Cuff?: Depending on the exact diagnosis and circumstances many options possible.
Learn more here:
http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Tendon Laceration (Definition)

A tendon laceration is a cut or ripped tendon. This typically causes reduction in motion of the bone that the ...Read more