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Tendon Laceration In Children
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
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
Hand suergen: Hand surgeon hand surgeon will be the best choice if could not find orthopedic surgeon and or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: All surgeons, but especially orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons, would consider it to be their "bread and butter.". ...Read more
Absolutely: you should have it looked at ASAP by a hand surgeon ...Read more
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
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
Do i need to get my arm x-rayed? I was in a car wreck two months ago and i had a rather deep laceration on my arm. It was cut to the tendons and bone, but nothing is broken. The cut is now healed and its a scar that looks like a red abrasion. My arm is st
Have it evaluated: Any deep injury that is down to bone has a potential to infect the bone. Have an x-ray taken to evaluate the underlying bone. Have it properly evaluated to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Clean and cover: The laceration should be washed out, cleaned and covered immediately to avoid the would getting infected. ...Read more
Rotator Cuff: The rotator cuff tendon is a major stabilizer of the shoulder joint especially with lifting and overhead activity. Treatment is dependent upon how large the tear is and how much weakness and pain your are having. Initial treatment may consist of rest and range of motion exercises. Severe tears may need surgery. ...Read more
#7 or #5 typically: A facially laceration that involves a cranial nerve typically effects the facial (cn #7), which is motor to the face, or trigeminal (cn #5), which supplies sensation to the face but also has motor branches to the chewing muscles. If there is involvement of the neck, other nerves can be injured as well. ...Read more
Painful and weak: A torn rotator cuff tendon is usually quite painful, especially at night or during forceful shoulder motion. The rotator cuff starts out as 4 individual muscle attached to the shoulder blade. As they approach there insertion onto the tuberosities of the humerus, they come together to make a tendonus cuff. When this cuff of tissue is torn, active shoulder motion becomes difficult. Needs surgery. ...Read more