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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tenosynovitis (Definition)

When a tendon--for example, in your hand--becomes inflamed, it can sometimes cause pain, clicking, or even locking of the finger. This condition can be treated with nsaids, local cortisone ...Read more


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I need fusion of L ankle for arthritis + R foot for tenosynovitis. Should I get both feet done at once or one at a time? In a wheelchair already.

I need fusion of L ankle for arthritis + R foot for tenosynovitis. Should I get both feet done at once or one at a time? In a wheelchair already.

Post-op care: Ankle fusion usually requires the patient to be non-weight bearing and to use wheelchair/crutches for mobility. In planning your post-op, consider your support system and living conditions. How many stairs are in the house? Will there be someone to cook, clean, look after the kids, walk the dogs? Ideally, one foot at a time is the safest to minimize falls/complications. ...Read more

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Intense pain w/ high freq us at pt. W/in hour had pain large swelling front of ankle. Diagnosed as tenosynovitis of ant tib. Tendon damage or rupture?

Intense pain w/ high freq us at pt. W/in hour had pain large swelling front of ankle. Diagnosed as tenosynovitis of ant tib. Tendon damage or rupture?

Inflammation: Anterior tendon tenosynovitis means you have an inflamed sheath or covering of a tendon that crosses the front of your ankle. A good quality MRI would confirm the dx. If the inflammation continues or you sustain an injury which stresses this tendon it could then rupture. Uncommon though; posterior tibial tendon rupture much more common. ...Read more

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Trouble finding dr to fix ankle retinaculum/bowstring ant tib. How likely of post tib tendon rupture - tenosynovitis and severepain from tension now?

Trouble finding dr to fix ankle retinaculum/bowstring ant tib. How likely of post tib tendon rupture - tenosynovitis and severepain from tension now?

Bowstring rare: The retinaculum. Is a band of tissue that prevents bowstringing. A repair should not cause tendon rupture. The anterior tibial tendon is a compartment entirely different from posterior tibial tendon. An evaluation by a orthopedic or podiatric foot and ankle surgeon is in order. The APMA. Has a find a podiatrist function. Your local hospital or primary doctor could help you find a specialist. ...Read more

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MRI of ankle shows tenosynovitis of flexor longus tendon. Can that contribute to tarsal tunnel?

MRI of ankle shows tenosynovitis of flexor longus tendon. Can that contribute to tarsal tunnel?

Tenosynovitis: Tenosynovitis means inflammation of the internal lining/membrane of a tendon. The Flexor Hallucis Longus or Flexor Digitorum longus tendons run along the medial ankle to the bottom of the foot to each respective toe. The FHL and FDL tendons, along with the Posterior Tibial Tendon and a Neurovascular bundle run in the tarsal canal, so, yes, inflammation of any of these tendons can affect Tarsal T ...Read more

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Lateral ankle pain. MRI showed "moderate amount of fluid in flexor hallucis longus tendon sheath consistent with tenosynovitis." What does this mean?

Lateral ankle pain. MRI showed "moderate amount of fluid in flexor hallucis longus tendon sheath consistent with tenosynovitis." What does this mean?

The tendon is: Inflamed. It could be you have a small tear or irritation in the tendon. And the surrounding tissue called synovium of the tendon is swollen. ...Read more

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I have an MRI report for my foot/ankle that talks about reactive arthritis. My diagnosis is foot/ankle tenosynovitis. Any advice will help me. Thanks?

I have an MRI report for my foot/ankle that talks about reactive arthritis. My diagnosis is foot/ankle tenosynovitis. Any advice will help me. Thanks?

Reactive Arthritis: Your arthritis is caused by some for of autoimmune disorder. That means that something in your body causes an inflammatory reaction around your tendon or joints. There are quite a few in this class of disorders. Additional x-rays & labs would be of value. A follow up with Rheumatologist or Podiatrist would be indicated. ...Read more

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Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read more

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Torn ankle ext. Retinaculum. Surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?

Torn ankle ext. Retinaculum. Surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?

Orthopedic surg or.: An orthopedic surg, a Physiatrist or a sports med, specialist. Could give inj of steroid. You could also be a candidate for a different tpye of injection called prolotherapy. It involves a type of solution that stimulates thickening of damaged ligaments and tendons. ...Read more

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Mri done on ankle; anterior talofibular is torn, ankle joint effusion, flexor hallucis longus tenosynovitis. Meaning? Doc handed me off. Help. No ins.

Mri done on ankle; anterior talofibular is torn, ankle joint effusion, flexor hallucis longus tenosynovitis. Meaning? Doc handed me off. Help. No ins.

Immobilize >therapy: You can order a cast boot online for very little money. $35-$65. These are all removable casts. You need it tall like a real short leg cast.
Keep your weight off it.
Get crutches or a walker at drug store or good will.
You need to immobilize it to allow the atfl ligament to heal. This will take 6 to 8 weeks to knit itself together. After it heals you really need to get therapy to rehab the ankle. ...Read more

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Will I need foot surgery for focal longitudinal split tear of the peroneus longus tendon, tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons, or a non visualized atf?

Will I need foot surgery for focal longitudinal split tear of the peroneus longus tendon, tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons, or a non visualized atf?

MAYBE: For the flexor tenosynovitis, no; PT, rest w/ a boot, NSAID's may help. "Non-visualized ATF? " I would have to see you clinically. Do you have an unstable ankle? "Split PL tendon"-I would start w/ a boot or brace, maybe PT. If it does not get better and it hurts, may need repair. Good luck!

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Ant tib rupture missed last Oct. Now scarred down lengthened -weakened muscle use. Can tendon be fixed this late? Pain leg/arch tenosynovitis post tib

Ant tib rupture missed last Oct. Now scarred down lengthened -weakened muscle use. Can tendon be fixed this late? Pain leg/arch tenosynovitis post tib

Maybe: Usually muscles shorten, or contract. It is rare for a muscle to heal lengthened after a tear or rupture. Repair is possible but has a lower chance of success this late. Tendon transfer has a better chance of success. You need a thorough evaluation by a foot specialist ...Read more

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Hi I have stenosing tenosynovitis of flexor tendons in my right leg. I'm in menopause have high blood pressure, slightly raised LDL & creatinine?

Hi I have stenosing tenosynovitis of flexor tendons in my right leg. I'm in menopause have high blood pressure, slightly raised LDL & creatinine?

What's the question?: I don't understand what you are asking. Depending on the cause, this can be treated with a variety of approaches such as rest, nonsteroidals, injections or surgery. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for foot drop from anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (deep peroneal nerve entrapment) from ant tib tenosynovitis from ultrasound burn?

Is surgery needed for foot drop from anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (deep peroneal nerve entrapment) from ant tib tenosynovitis from ultrasound burn?

Something does not: Sound right about this. The common peroneal nerve can cause a drop foot. The deep peroneal nerve from ant tarsal tunnel is on the top of the foot. The nerve runs deep as the name implies and hence would not be affected from ultrasound. Entrapment of this nerve would not cause a dropfoot, it usually causes numbness to the first webspace or great toe. ...Read more

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Can tensosynovitis of the ankle cause the tendon to rupture?

Can tensosynovitis of the ankle cause the tendon to rupture?

Not usually: Usually "Tenosynovitis" is an inflammation of the "tube" in which the tendon "moves" It should NOT affect the tendon itself! Sounds like you need am Orthopedist or Podiatrist.
Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Partial atfl tear and tensosynovitis of ankle on mri. Suffer future sprains?

Partial atfl tear and tensosynovitis of ankle on mri. Suffer future sprains?

Orthotics can help: There is most likely a biomechanical issue. If the deltoid and posterior ligaments are intact, you should be able to recover fairly well. Alignment and stability issues can be addressed via custom orthoses/bracing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tenosynovitis?

What are the symptoms of tenosynovitis?

Pain/swelling/stiff: Tenosynovitis presents with symptoms of pain, swelling and stiffness. The inflammation around the tendon (synovitis) leads to pain and stiffness. ...Read more

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Can you die from de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Can you die from de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

No!!: It can impair comfortable use of the wrist and thumb but is not a danger to health. ...Read more

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