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Went to the dr about my wrist, I have a torn tendon?

Went to the dr about my wrist, I have a torn tendon?

Which tendon?: It sounds like you need a minimum of a splint, but possiblly a cast or surgery (if conservative treatment fails or major structure is damaged). Ot or pt also may be necessary. I would recommend you consult an orthopedic hand surgeon. In the meanwhile, rest, ice, compression, and elevation are key. ...Read more

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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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I have tendonitis in my wrist. What can I do to decrease my chances of a tendon rupture?

I have tendonitis in my wrist. What can I do to decrease my chances of a tendon rupture?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis of the wrist can usually be treated conservatively with the following: 1) decreasing volume and intensity of activities involving the wrist 2) wearing a protective splint 3) initiating physical therapy or directed exercises for rehabilitation 4) taking anti-inflammatory medications. Tendon rupture would be a rare occurrence in this setting. All the best! ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a torn tendon?

What are some symptoms of a torn tendon?

Pain: Pain, swelling, inability to move a particular muscle or moving it but not thru full range of motion. Tendons can be completely torn but don't have to. Sometimes they are partially torn and sometimes they can have longitudinal tears. The different types of tears will be treated differently. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

See below: A strained tendon is just that, it has been stretched passed its normal length. Atorn tendon is an actual tear in the body of the tendon. Symptoms are similiar, swelling pain, instabitlity. Treatments are similar with rest and immobilization and possible surgery. ...Read more

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What can someone do for a torn tendon?

If it is not a vest-: -igeal tendon such as Palmaris longus, poplitious in the hand & lower leg , they R usually functional and need repair acutely, or if long standing tendon transfers & grafts can B done. ...Read more

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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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Is a pulled ligament and a torn tendon the same?

Is a pulled ligament and a torn tendon the same?

No : They are different anatomical structures. Tendons are the part of the muscle that attach to the bones, the muscle portion is their "belly". Ligaments are soft tissue structures that can prevent tendons from bowstringing or help stabilize certain bones. ...Read more

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How painful is having repair for a torn tendon in your ankle?

How painful is having repair for a torn tendon in your ankle?

See below: Depending on the procedure performed it is probably less painful then walking on the injury. ...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

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