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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 (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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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 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

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How long for a torn tendon to heal, if ever?

How long for a torn tendon to heal, if ever?

They heal: I have found 6-8 weeks around the sametime it takes for bone to heal. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a partially torn tendon?

How long will it take to heal a partially torn tendon?

About 6 weeks: The answer varies depending upon the actual degree of tendon torn since a partial tear covers everything from a very minimal tear to a significant partial tear that may act more like a full thickness tear. Six weeks is a good number to remember realizing it could be less for a minimal tear. A significnat partial tendon tear may actually require surgical intervention, so check with your docotr. ...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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How long does it take to recover from a torn tendon?

Depends: Some tendon can be torn and heal with immobilization. Some tendons require surgery to put the tendon ends together for proper healing to take place. ...Read more

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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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