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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Overview)

Tendon rupture is when a tendon breaks. Tendon is the tissue that connects muscle to bone. If this breaks, then the muscle can no longer function since it is no longer attached to a bone.


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What are the symptoms of a tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of a tendon rupture?

Pain weakness: Tendons are attached to muscles. Usually it's the muscle that tears. Either way you lose strength and motion in the effected joint. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
202 doctors shared insights

Tendon Rupture (Overview)

Tendon rupture is when a tendon breaks. Tendon is the tissue that connects muscle to bone. If this breaks, then the muscle can no longer function since it is no longer attached to a bone.


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How long does tendon rupture need to recover?

How long does tendon rupture need to recover?

Which tendon?: After surgery (in the hand), a tendon needs to be protected for about 8 weeks. The complete healing with remodeling of the scar tissue will take longer. Final outcome betwen 6 and 8 months. ...Read more

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What are signs of a proximal bicep tendon rupture?

Weakness: Acutely pain and swelling with some bruising. Patient will have significant weakness of supination of the forearm and some loss of elbow flexion strength. You may see the biceps retract proximally and bunch up in the upper arm , especially with attempted use. This is a surgical problem see a hand surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What do I do after being diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture to my rt leg following a sporting injury?

Get treat. options: Achilles ruptures can be treated either operatively or non-operatively. The important points cannot be covered entirely here. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area: www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle. ...Read more

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What are the tests for tendon rupture?

What are the tests for tendon rupture?

See below: It starts with a physical examination. Then to evaluate further, you might have an ultrasound or an mri. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

Couple of things: If it is a full rupture you can feel the gap between the torn ends of the tendon and you will have difficulty pulling your heel up from the floor. Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I think I may have tendon rupture. What would that mean?

I think I may have tendon rupture. What would that mean?

Seek treatment: Tendons allow your muscles to move bones and joints. If a tendon ruptures, it may require surgery. Seek attention immediately if you believe you may have a tendon rupture. A delay in treatment may make it more difficult or impossible to treat, especially if surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a ruptured tendon months later?

Is it possible to treat a ruptured tendon months later?

Depends on which: A rotator cuff can be fixed late though the results are better if surgery takes place within 3-4 months. Biceps, achilles and patellar tendons should be fixed within 2-3 weeks or often a reconstruction is needed. ...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


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more